Mumbai Indians (MI) Singaporean import Tim David is keen to use legendary all-rounder Kieron Pollard's experience to improve his game during the IPL 2022 and come out as a better player after the tournament.
Kieron Pollard had joined the MI franchise in 2010 and has been with them through thick and thin, having been part of all their 5 IPL-title wins and has even captained the side in Rohit Sharma’s absence in a handful of matches.
"I think Polly's (Pollard) played over 10 years in the IPL, so there's a lot of experience there. I think that happens over time naturally. You can't just get all of it like, on a notebook straightaway. It just happens with different questions here or there, different situations, different experiences at training and trying to run some ideas past him.
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Just get little bits here and there and hopefully, I can gain some of those experiences from him (Pollard), and maybe some that I can try and use in a game or that I can add to my game that can be successful,” David was seen saying in a video shared by MI on Twitter.
Unfortunately, MI have lost both their first matches in IPL 2022, but Tim David believes the team will come around and show better performances. He was also all praises for MI captain Rohit Sharma.
"He has been a fun captain. I've only played two games with him (Rohit), so just getting used to playing with him. Getting used to playing with lots of guys in the team, but we'll find our feet and start playing better as a team as the tournament goes on. But it's been good fun so far. (The advice) has been just about how to be able to find my skills best in the game and to help the team,” David said.
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On their next opponents, David said, "They're a strong side, every team is strong in the IPL."
Finally, when asked about his personal goals, David replied: "To be a better player. First of all try and be a better player at the end of the tournament than I was when I got here. I've tried to make the most of the environment that MI has provided.
There's been some awesome opportunities to learn already. And obviously, most importantly, on the field it's to try and put in some performances that can really help the team win some games.”