'Is he targetting Hardik?' - Kieron Pollard leaves fans in assumptions after his cryptic Instagram story

The Instagram story posted by Kieron Pollard attracted a lot of reactions on social media, especially from the fans of the Mumbai Indians franchise.

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Kieron Pollard with Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya (File Photo: X)

Kieron Pollard with Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya (File Photo: X)

Former West Indies skipper and batting coach of Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard took to his official Instagram handle to leave the cricketing world and social media in various assumptions. Pollard came up with a cryptic Instagram, which went on to be assumed by fans as a target of the MI’s recent decision to replace former skipper Rohit Sharma with the star all-rounder Hardik Pandya as captain of the team.

Fans also linked Pollard’s Instagram story to the same and came up with a lot of comments over X (formerly Twitter).

“Once the rain is over, an umbrella becomes a burden to everyone. That's how loyalty ends when benefits stop,” reads the Instagram story posted by Caribbean stalwart.

Here’s a look at Kieron Pollard’s Instagram story:

A few days back, millions of MI fans were fumed over the franchise’s decision to appoint Hardik Pandya as a skipper at the expense of former and five-time IPL Champion skipper Rohit Sharma. In the same line of events, MI’s Global Head of Cricket and former Sri Lanka skipper, Mahela Jayawardene also cleared the stance and psyche of the franchise behind replacing Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya as skipper.

“It was a tough decision. It was emotional, to be honest. It's fair on the fans as well (to react). I think everyone is emotional and we have to respect that as well. But at the same time, as a franchise, you have to make those decisions,” said Jayawardene on Jio Cinema.

“The legacy is something we want to build on and make sure we keep fighting for those wins, those trophies. That's the focus going ahead. Everyone in their eyes probably will think it is too soon, but it is a decision we had to make at some point. Hardik Pandya has been in the dressing room for quite some time, so that's nothing new. We know what he brings in as an all-rounder,” he added later.

Here’s how fans reacted to Kieron Pollard’s Instagram Story:

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