Islamabad - Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis has been left less
than impressed by the performance of Kieron Pollard for the West Indies in the
second ODI in the UAE.
Pollard made 22 runs off 29 balls when the West Indies
required over ten runs to the over to win against Pakistan and Waqar has called
on the visitors to drop the all-rounder.
"His approach and the way he played in this game and in
any of the T20 games, you're destroying the morale of the team.
"The way he batted - he went in with 11 an over or
about 12 an over required and he is known for this sort of situation. And he
just went in and he hit one boundary and batted the entire time and not going
"He wasn't there, he was not in the middle so I feel he
needs a break. Whoever you want to bring in, Pollard needs a break. That's how
Pollard is wicketless across the five limited overs matches
the two nations have contested in the UAE and the 22 he made in the West Indies
most recent defeat represents his highest score on the tour.
The axing of coach Phil Simmons on the eve of the tour can't
have helped the situation but the West Indies needs its senior players to stand
up and be counted.