Ishan Kishan Played Under The Shadow Of Quinton de Kock: Tom Moody
Ishan Kishan. (Credits: IPLT20.com)

Young wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan made a name for himself through his brilliant batting display in the IPL 2020. He grabbed the opportunity with both hands this season after Saurabh Tiwary had to be sidelined due an injury. And since then there has been no looking back for the youngster.

Kishan however has not wore the keeping gloves for Mumbai Indians. South Africa limited-overs captain Quinton de Kock has been the lead keeper for Mumbai Indians. But former SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) head coach Tom Moody feels that Kishan can get a chance to keep for the franchise in near future.

Tom Moody
Tom Moody. (Credits: Twitter)

Ishan Kishan can open the batting and also looks comfortable: Tom Moody

Moody said that Ishan Kishan will be in the spotlight soon. He also pointed out that the young keeper has been under the shadow of de Kock but can keep as well. Besides that Kishan has batted at No.4 and as an opener. He has looked a handful while batting at both the positions for the franchise.

“We’ll start hearing about him for sure. He has been in the shadows and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be under the spotlight now because we’re only seeing the batting that he has to offer,” Moody said on ESPNCricinfo.

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Ishan Kishan. [Photo-IPL]
“We do know that he can keep as well. He doesn’t need to keep in that Mumbai side so he’s the real package. The other thing is that he can open the batting and also looks comfortable batting in the middle and that’s quite rare for a young player to have that sort of open mind and flexibility.

Kishan has 483 runs at an average of 53.66 with four fifties ever since he played his first match of the season and hit a scintillating 99 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He had also notched up a brilliant half-century in the Qualifier 1 for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals.