Kieron Pollard becomes the first player to achieve this massive record in IPL

The right-handed batter scored an unbeaten 22 off 5 balls, laced with three sixes.

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Kieron Pollard was brutally trolled for his slow innings in Mumbai Indians’ last match against Rajasthan Royal. The legendary player didn’t even try for the shots, which miffed the fans. However, he was on a mission against old rivals Kolkata Knight Riders.

Pollard had a point to prove, and he started dispatching the ball the moment he arrived at the the crease. The right-handed batter scored an unbeaten 22 off 5 balls, laced with three sixes. He had a strike rate of 440, which is the highest in an IPL innings where a player has faced a minimum of 5 balls.

He surpassed the likes of Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Albie Morkel, and AB de Villiers. The stats were revealed by Kausthub Gudipati, one of the famous statisticians.

Riding on Pollard’s knock, the five-time champions posted 161/4 in 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma also played handy knocks.

Highest strike rate in IPL innings (min: 5 balls):

440.0 – Kieron Pollard v KKR, today

422.2 – Chris Morris v RPS, 2017

420.0 – Axar Patel v CSK, 2020

400.0 – Albie Morkel v RCB, 2012

387.5 – AB de Villiers v PWI, 2013

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