The full name of Shaun Pollock is Shaun Maclean Pollock. He was born on 16th September in the year 1973. He used to play in the South African Cricket team. He played the role of bowling all rounder in the team. He captained the South African Cricket team from the year 2000 to 2003. He was the captain of both ODI and Test team. He also played in Warwickshire, Dolphins and Africa XI team. In the year 2003, Shaun got the award of Wisden Cricketer of that particular year.
He is the maximum wicket taker from South Africa. In test cricket he has taken over 400 wickets in international level and also scored more than three thousand seven hundred runs. He has appeared in 108 Test matches for South Africa. In the year 2008 on 11th January, Pollock announced retirement from the international cricket. He has played 303 ODI and played the last one day international on 3rd February, 2008.
This particular bowler was introduced to national team medium fast bowler. After he came to the team, he became famous for his seam bowling. He was also well known for delivering quicker deliveries. He used to open the bowling partnership along Allan Donald from the other end. These two bowlers were one of the most famous bowling partners from the South African cricket team. Shaun became famous for taking early wickets in the matches.
Early wickets are very important to win matches. When early wickets fall, pressure builds up on the opponent team. Moreover he was a very intelligent bowler and knew how to use his variation skills. He mixed his bowling spells with various styles that confused the batsman. The particular player came for batting at the lower order and contributed some important runs in the death overs of the game.
After his retirement he played for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League of 2008 season and also for Durham Dynamos. Other than cricket, Pollock is also interest in the sport of golf and plays the particular game almost regularly. He also plays the role commentators in many series and has already done the particular job for Sky TV and BBC during the 2009 Test Series between South Africa and England. This name of this particular player used to be there in the list of top ten bowlers of the world. In the end of his career, he suffered from various injury problems for which Pollock finally decided to take retirement from all forms of cricket.