Bengaluru, April 19: This could be the first time on a cricket field what Mumbai Indians' (MI) West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard did during their Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here tonight.
Pollard, who was seen trying to upset RCB opener Chris Gayle's rhythm with few words, was warned by one of the one-field umpires to stay away from any banter.
And the response from the tall West Indies was hilarious. He was quick to plaster his mouth and lot of players and fans saw the funny side of it.
Even though his mouth was plastered, Pollard was seen mumbling. And Gayle too had a bit of a laugh. RCB were chasing a target of 210 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. MI scored 209/7 in 20 overs after half centuries from Lendl Simmons and Unmukt Chand.
And the reactions flowed on Twitter
The tape on the mouth from Kieron Pollard is one of the most bizarre things I have seen. He does have a "come look at me" about him.
The tape on the mouth from Kieron Pollard is one of the most bizarre things I have seen. He does have a "come look at me" about him.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 19, 2015