Dubai: Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has revealed that Virat Kohli gave him clarity on his role in the upcoming T20 World Cup and it helped him clear his mind.
“It was a great thing for me and the team to score some runs and get in good touch before the World Cup. Was in a good state of mind, very positive. We had to go somewhere around 250-260, that was the intention. And positive intent. The one I hit Malik through cover – that one (his favorite shot). In this tournament, you have to be prepared for every situation. It’s important to be in the right mindset and you need to go at your best With form,” Ishaan Kishan told the host broadcaster star sports After the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“I had a good conversation with Virat bhai, Jasprit bhai also helped me. Even HP, KP were there to support me. Everyone supported me and they said this is a learning phase for you , Make sure you learn from here and don’t make the same mistakes in upcoming World Cup games. This was the part where I learned from him. I was taking just one point at a time. I would love to open and that’s what Virat bhai Said – ‘You have been selected as an opener, you just have to be ready for it.’ On a larger scale, you need to be prepared for every situation I think.”
Mumbai Indians finished fifth in IPL 2021 on Friday. The side called its IPL 2021 campaign a . ended with 42-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), but failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians scored 235 runs in 20 overs against SRH on the back of stellar performances from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. Rohit Sharma also praised Ishan Kishan and said that he batted the way Mumbai Indians wanted to bat.
“But very happy with today’s win; we gave everything, and I’m sure it was entertaining for the fans as well. [To the Mumbai fans] He is the 12th player. They have always stood by us,” said Rohit.
“Little disappointed we couldn’t. Ishan Kishan is a very talented player, just the right position to bat in is important. He batted the way we want Ishaan,” he signed off.