West Indies all set to play India in 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs with the new leader in-charge, Kieron Pollard. Pollard was recently named as the Windies’ limited-overs captain. Pollard said that the captaincy was thrust upon him but now he does not want to shy away from the challenges.
“It (captaincy) was something that was sprung upon me. I was playing international cricket for a long period of time. I missed out for 3 or 4 years. It is no secret what transpired in terms of my relationship with the board and whatever.”, Pollard said.
“Again, you know for me it is a simple thing. I can share experience in the dressing room. There are a lot of young guys in the dressing room. And they need the experienced guys also to guide them along so. You know, that's basically my job. In terms of trying to guide them and set them in the right direction,” he added.
“Somethings you don't dream of. Like you dream of playing for the West Indies but you don't dream of captaining West Indies. But something falls into your lap and again it's a challenge and I don't want to shy away from challenges,” the 32-year-old concluded.
Remember, Pollard did not have good terms with the Windies Cricket Board in recent times. Now that Pollard has been given the job, he wants to do it with the right attitude and not shy away. He knows his role is of sharing his experience with the youngsters in the team and give his best as a player as well.