IPL 2015: Pollard's tape-on-mouth act not in bad taste: Harbhajan

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Bengaluru, April 20: Defending Kieron Pollard for plastering his mouth after being told to be quiet by the umpire, Mumbai Indians' senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh the bizarre gesture was unique but not in bad taste.

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"The umpire told him to stay quiet, so he wanted to make sure to put the tape on his mouth and be quiet, but he is a bit of character. He likes doing things like that. IPL brings the best flavours of the West Indies boys and there was something very different and unique which was in a good taste," he told reporters here.

IPL: Harbhajan defends Pollard's act

Pollard was warned by one of the on-field umpires to stay away from any banter after he was seen trying to unsettle RCB opener Chris Gayle's rhythm by hurling a few words at him.

However, the tall West Indian responded hilariously by plastering his mouth with a tape which amused the spectators, Gayle and Mumbai Indians players including Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble sitting in the dugout. Asked about his unique on-field behaviour, Pollard said it was just for fun.


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