Pollard vows to bounce back after World Cup snub

"I'm only 27 and I want to come back with a vengeance"

“I’m only 27 and I want to come back with a vengeance”

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West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has vowed to bounce back after being snubbed for the World Cup.

Despite failing to make the cut for the West Indies’ World Cup squad, Pollard has made it clear that this is not the end of his international career.

“Despite the omission, I’m definitely not thinking that my international career is over,” Pollard said. “No way. I’m only 27 and I want to come back with a vengeance.

“So for now I’ve got to focus on where I want to see myself in a couple of years and what I’ve got in front of me. The break will also help me stay fresh because I’ve been on the road for a long time.”

When asked if he was dropped due to the West Indies’ decision to cut their tour of India short in October last year, Pollard said: “What happened on the tour of India behind my omission? Well let’s just say that even before I completed my visa application, I had a fair idea of who would be and wouldn’t be in the final squad.

“It was disappointing, obviously, getting that ‘bad news’ call but I knew from before that I [wouldn’t] be going to the World Cup. These things happen. I’m not the first person not playing in the World Cup and I definitely won’t be the last. Life goes on. I’m a young man, I still have a lot of cricket left in me and that’s how I look at it.”

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