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Mumbai Indians mentor, Former South African Cricketer


Shaun Maclean Pollock is a retired South African cricketer. He was the captain of the South African cricket team, and also played for Africa XI, World XI, Dolphins and Warwickshire. He was also chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003. Pollock took over 400 test wickets and scored over 3,700 test runs in his 108 test matches. He retired from international cricket on January 11, 2008.

Shaun Pollock Info

Full NameShaun Maclean Pollock
Date of BirthJuly 16, 1973
Place of BirthPort Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
Other Names / Nick NamesPolly
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight arm fast-medium
RoleBowling all-rounder
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 Who takes over? Is there someone who can do a better job? If Graeme [Smith] has had enough and wants to get out, that's a different thing. But change for the sake of change is not clever. 
— Shaun Pollock supports Graeme Smith as the captain of South Africa / May 19, 2010
 There were still goals I wanted to achieve and things I wanted to do with the team when I resigned. But I remember Hansie [Cronje], towards the end of his time as captain, saying he was running out of ideas. The people around the captain need to make sure they are giving him different ideas. It's a collective effort, and the South African team has always worked that way. 
— Shaun Pollock saying players in the team need to support the captain with ideas / May 19, 2010
 If there was ever any issue between us, it was because I was just getting used to his style of captaincy. He likes to lead from the front, but he was always open to ideas and searching for new ways to take the team forward. 
— Shaun Pollock saying Graeme Smith likes to lead from the front / May 19, 2010
 Sachin is open to ideas and thoughts. He has got a curious mind and is always willing to get known to new things. I think that has been one of the secrets for his success for such a long period. He always encourages healthy cricketing discussions. And at times it is a learning process for me too 
— Shaun Pollock on Sachin Tendulkar / May 09, 2009
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 Well, he is just another player. Obviously, he is the master. If you are to give information to him then you must understand the game better than most cricketing brains around. If he doesn't adapt to the conditions then I tell him 'If you don't change this technique then I can get you out like this' 
— Shaun Pollock on giving tips to Sachin Tendulkar / May 09, 2009