Ishan Kishan’s painful stay at the crease finally came to an end as the southpaw nicked off to KL Rahul for an appalling 17-ball 6 in the ongoing encounter against Punjab Kings in Chennai.
It all happened on the final ball of the seventh over bowled by leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi when the southpaw shuffled across in an attempt to cut a Ravi Bishnoi googly.
But such has been the form of Ishan Kishan in this IPL that the southpaw ended up outside edging it to wicketkeeper KL Rahul, who ended up taking the regulation catch.
Ishan Kishan’s knock summed up what has been a disastrous season for the fiesty wicketkeeper-batsman from Jharkhand. On what has turned out to be yet another challenging track at Chepauk, Mumbai Indians decided to promote the southpaw ahead of in-form Suryakumar Yadav at the No.3 spot following the loss of Quinton de Kock.
And, the move backfired to the hilt as Ishan Kishan failed to rotate the strike, eventually paving way for his downfall.
Kishan’s wicket is the second blow to the defending champions, who have struggled thus far in their batting effort against Punjab Kings.
Having been put in to bat, Mumbai Indians managed a mere 21 runs in the powerplay with their first boundary come on the 30th delivery.
Rohit Sharma, who looked rusty initially, has settled into a good rhythm and the Mumbai Indians will be hoping that he and Suryakumar Yadav stitch a big partnership.