Watch: Kieron Pollard recreates iconic IPL catch in PSL against Lahore Qalandars

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Apart from his great hitting skills, West Indies legend Kieron Pollard is also known for his gunplay. Pollard, who has retired from international cricket, is only seen playing in T20 leagues around the world and plays the role of batting coach for Mumbai Indians. The veteran all-rounder has been one of the best in the world with both bat and ball, however, he has also won hearts with his incredible fielding.

During the Pakistan Super League match between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, Kieron Pollard grabbed a flying bird from the air at the boundary. On the third ball of the 13th over, while playing against Mir Hamza, Lahore batsman Jahandad Khan attempted to bowl a short delivery to the ground.

Jahandad Khan connected the ball well and within a minute it looked like it was going to clear the fence. However, he ended up finding Kieron Pollard far away. Pollard jumped into the air and grabbed a catch with one hand. The West Indies legend jumped in the air and caught the ball, however, upon noticing it crossing the boundary, he threw the ball into the air. Finally, it was an easy catch for him when he came back and caught the ball.

Kieron Pollard made the same kind of catch while playing for Mumbai Indians during IPL 2014. In Mumbai’s match against Rajasthan on Monday, Kieron Pollard made an incredible catch at the boundary to take Kevin Cooper out of the game. Despite facing formidable opposition, many have already called it the biggest match of the tournament.

Watch: Kieron Pollard makes one-handed blind catch in PSL

To catch the ball with his right hand from long distance, Pollard first jumped high in the air. However, the impact of the shot caused him to lose his balance and it looked like he was going to fall over the edge.

However, Pollard found it easy to catch the ball against LQ, while he had to dive into the Indian Premier League to remove Kevon Cooper.

Lahore Qalandars posted a score of 175/6 while batting first at the Gaddafi Stadium against Karachi Kings. Sahibzada Farhan played an unbeaten innings of 72 runs off 45 balls and smashed four fours and four sixes during his stay at the crease. Rassie van der Dussen, Shai Hope and George Linde scored between 20 and 30 runs and were able to help the team reach a decent total in the first innings. Mir Hamza, Hasan Ali and Tabraiz Shamsi picked 2 wickets each for Karachi Kings and put up a decent bowling display.

Lahore Qalandars, who are also the defending champions of the tournament, are currently at the bottom of the table with three losses in three games. Qalandars would be eager to play their match against Karachi Kings and achieve their first victory of the tournament.

The ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League began on February 17 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore and will end on March 18 at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi. The tournament features six teams including Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators.