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    Kieron Pollard Just Pulled Off One Of Cricket's Most Bizarre Protests

    That must have hurt when he finally ripped it off.

    West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard pulled off a strange stunt while playing for Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a Pepsi IPL game last night.

    After Mumbai Indians posted a total of 209, Pollard walked up to RCB batsman and fellow countryman Chris Gayle to exchange a few words.

    Commentator Harsha Bhogle wondered whether it was simply friendly banter or a little more than just that.

    Umpire Vineet Kulkarni stepped in, and Kieron Pollard was visibly displeased with what he had to say.

    A few minutes later, Pollard ran on to the field with a piece of tape covering his mouth.

    Quite obviously, Pollard did this as a protest against whatever was told to him by the umpires.

    Thankfully, it brought a chuckle out of everyone, including the fans and commentators.

    Even the big-screen attendant chipped in with a joke.

    In the post-match press conference, Pollard's teammate Harbhajan Singh explained why it was all in good spirit.

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    "The umpire told him to stay quiet," the spinner said. He also added that Kieron "is a bit of (a) character, and he likes doing things like that," suggesting that Pollard didn't intend for it to be a serious statement in any way.

    Way to go, Kieron.

    The gods of trollage bow down to you.

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