Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli on Sunday expressed encouraging words for young Mumbai Indians Ishan Kishan, who is struggling for form in this edition of the Indian Premier League after his 54-run victory over the five-time champions here on Sunday. saying. .
The 23-year-old Patna player, who has been a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket, scored over 2,500 runs in first-class cricket and over 2500 runs in List A games. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians Got out for just nine runs this season and in the match against RCB on Sunday.
Soon after the match, Kohli placed his hand on Kishan’s shoulders and said some encouraging words to the youngster, who has scored 34 runs in three innings so far in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
Here’s the video:
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Kishan has scored just 107 runs in eight matches so far this season with an average of 13.37 and a strike rate of 86.99. During the previous edition of the IPL held in Dubai, he scored 516 runs at an average of over 57 as Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title.
thanks for them IPL form last year, Kishan made his T20I debut against England at home and scored 80 runs in three matches including a fifty. He scored 59 runs in a match in Colombo during the One Day International series against Sri Lanka under coach Rahul Dravid.
In fact, during the post-match press conference, Mumbai Indians captain and India vice-captain Rohit Sharma also expressed concern over Kishan’s form, saying, “Whatever position we are in, we need to come back from it. We have done that in the past. It is not happening this season. Ishan Kishan is a talented player. He had a great IPL last year. We want to support them.” Natural play is the reason why he came in order over the sun. I don’t want to put too much pressure on him. He is relatively young, making his way into international cricket. “