Watch: Kieron Pollard smashed the biggest six of IPL 2021 so far in Mumbai Indians’ clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Pollard has developed a reputation as one of the biggest hitters in the world game, and he provided further evidence of his extreme power in his unbeaten knock of 35 from 22 balls, which propelled his side to 150-5.
In a week in which he was announced as Wisden’s Leading T20 Cricketer in the World, Pollard showed exactly why he is so highly rated. Faced with a pitch on which most batsmen struggled, and up against Mujeeb Ur Rahman, one of the most exciting mystery spinners in the world game, the West Indies captain emphatically located the middle of his bat, sending a towering strike soaring over long-on.
The mammoth blow came off the first ball of the 17th over, just as Mumbai Indians were looking to accelerate. The ball travelled a staggering 105 metres, making it the longest hit of the tournament so far, and pushing a 100-metre maximum by Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Glenn Maxwell into second place.