Mumbai: Big bodied West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard on Wednesday successfully got under the skin of Rajasthan Royals` batting mainstay Shane Watson which eventually led to the Aussie being dismissed and eventually leaving the dug-out in disgust.
It all started in the fifth over after Royals` Sanju Samson got out. It seemed that Pollard said something to Watson which the Aussie certainly didn`t find amusing enough.
While Pollard sported a huge grin, Watson was seen angrily walking upto umpire Asad Rauf complaining about the opposition fielder.
Such was Watson`s anger that om-field umpires decided to call up MI captain Rohit Sharma and told him to be careful about his player`s conduct.
Watson was holed out in at the start of the 10th over and it was none other than Pollard who took the skier and then with his over-the-top celebrations gave the batsman a send-off.
If one thought that it had ended there, then they were wrong. Watson was sitting in the dug-out but Pollard was then stationing the long-on boundary just in-front of the opposition dug-out.
TV replays showed that a disgusted Watson said something before collecting his gloves and helmet before walking into the dressing room. However good sense prevailed as Pollard didn`t say anything. Watson was then seen cooling his heels in the cool confines of the dressing room.
First Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 23:55