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Popular Cricket Player Shaun Pollock

by on November 20, 2012
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Popular Cricket Player Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock is a figure that needs no introduction in the cricket arena. He is a former player of the South African team who was a sight to watch as a bowler. Certainly an all-rounder, this giant player has a lot of awards and honors in his pocket starting from the very onset of his career till his retirement. Even though Pollock is recognized for being a part of the South African team, he also performed for Warwickshire, World XI, Dolphins and Africa XI.

Pollock played as a captain for the South African team from 2000-2003 while in the latter year, he was also bequeathed with the honorable selection of Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He was a highlight in wicket-taking for his team and took more than 400 Test wickets and made a superb feat of above 3,700 runs in a total of 108 Test cricket. A fast-medium bowler, Pollock played with immense vim and vigor. He was the renowned cricketer, Graeme Pollock’s nephew and fast bowler, Peter Pollock’s son. Thus, from the very beginning, everyone had high expectations from this gem who with his impressive performance created his niche as the foundation of the South African team.

Some of Pollock’s career highlights include: pocketed four wickets in just 4 balls in 1996 when he made his first landing for the Warwickshire team; he also received the award of South African ODI Player of the Year and South African Player’s Player Award, in the list of the all time finest bowler ratings given by LG’s ICC ratings, Pollock is joint 10th; on his retirement, he was amongst the few six who had scored a feat of 200 runs and took 300 Test wickets; he also performed as a torchbearer for South Africa from 1997-2001 in ODIs. Pollock cherishes some of supreme ranking in Test and ODI cricket as given by ICC.

It was in 2008 that Shaun Maclean Pollock announced his retirement from the arcade of International Cricket after he had performed for his 303rd ODI.

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