For West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who was bought by Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians for a whopping USD 750,000 in Tuesday's auction, chance to share the dressing room with Sachin Tendulkar came as an additional bonanza.
"It is an honour to play with Sachin Tendulkar. I have grown up as a kid by watching him in the television," Pollard said after he was sold to the Mumbai team during first round of the IPL auction in Mumbai.
"Its brilliant for me to get the chance to play in the IPL. It will be an exposure and also an opportunity to show what player Pollard can do," the 22-year-old cricketer told Times Now.
Pollard, who started with a base price of USD 200,000, was expectedly one of the most sought after but was ultimately bought by the Mumbai outfit with a 'silent tie-breaker bid' after four franchises ended up bidding the maximum on him.
Speaking on his attacking brand of cricket, Pollard said, "I have full confidence on myself. You are supposed to have no doubt on yourself while playing. I just go out and try to play some big shots."