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Ishan Kishan [Photo-IPL]

Mumbai Indians batsman, Ishan Kishan has given credit to his mother and thanked her for the good food she cooks, which gives the left-hander the strength to hit sixes.

Ishan Kishan piled on Delhi’s misery with the bat after the Capitals could only manage 110 in their quota of 20 overs. MI continued their all-round dominance as they thrashed DC by nine wickets. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets each and Kishan scored a spectacular half-century finishing the chase with a maximum.

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Ishan Kishan stayed unbeaten [Photo-IPL]

Even I am surprised sometimes that how am I able to hit sixes: Ishan Kishan

Chasing a low target of 111, Mumbai never gave Delhi a sniff to come back in the game. Opening in the absence of skipper Rohit Sharma, Kishan and Quinton de Kock started off cautiously without losing a wicket.

The two left-handers share a partnership of 68 runs in 10.2. After de Kock’s dismissal, Kishan launched an attack on the Delhi bowlers with utter disdain. He showed no respect whatsoever even to DC’s strike pacers, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje smashing them all around the park.

The 22-year-old remained unbeaten on 72 from 47 balls. After the game, the pocket dynamite batsman credited his mother for the healthy food she cooks for him, which gives him the strength to hit long sixes. Even he is sometimes surprised by the size of the sixes he hits. He said training and keeping the balance of the body is vital while playing big shots.

At the post-match presentation, Ishan Kishan said, “I think credit goes to my mom for the good food she gives me. Even I am surprised sometimes that how am I able to hit sixes like this. But It all depends on the practice sessions, and how you train I wanted to keep my shape and hit sixes.”

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Mumbai Indians. (Credits: Twitter)

Kishan has scored 395 runs in 10 innings at an average of 49.3 and a strike rate of 143 in IPL 2020. With a victory over Delhi, Mumbai has guaranteed the first position in the points table. They will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last league game on Tuesday in Sharjah.

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