Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Ishan Kishan blazed his way to 81 in the second game of the IPL 2022 season between MI and Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
DC opted to bowl first on what has been a good surface to bat on so far. Kishan and Rohit Sharma made the most of it and stitched a 67-run association for the first wicket.
They utilised the powerplay well before Rohit fell to Kuldeep Yadav. Anmolpreet Singh and Tilak Varma played brief knocks while Kishan stood firm at the other end, watching his partners fall.
Eventually, he took control of the innings and began playing his shots. He was the most expensive buy in the mega auction meaning the southpaw has a lot to prove in this season. There are also Indian team slots on the line for this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
He has started off well with his 48-ball 81, that included 11 fours and two massive sixes. On the back of his knock, MI put up 177/5 on the board in the first innings. Although it is not a tough ask, DC will need to start well.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ishan Kishan’s knock:
Rohit Sharma: You are the most expensive player of the IPL Auction
Ishan Kishan: pic.twitter.com/c9lj0B7w7i
— Rajabets India🇮🇳👑 (@smileandraja) March 27, 2022
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) March 27, 2022
Top knock Ishan Kishan pic.twitter.com/S3tBpvXH1A
— Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) March 27, 2022
What a knock from Ishan Kishan, Mumbai trusted and paid a lot in auction and he smashed 81* runs from 48 balls including 11 fours and 2 sixes. Well played, Ishan. pic.twitter.com/L9WGFV9CLu
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 27, 2022
Ishan Kishan is here to rule pic.twitter.com/Pv8rHBbK1k
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) March 27, 2022
Crazy stats for Ishan Kishan as an opener in the IPL. pic.twitter.com/dTNzfOouXY
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 27, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 27, 2022
Ishan Kishan, i had my doubts ngl, but guy proved him wrong. Just be consistent now. pic.twitter.com/fQJiwvxEY5
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) March 27, 2022
Ishan Kishan’s inning was full of maturity with power! #MIvsDD
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 27, 2022
Never troll a talented player like Ishan kishan 🙏 pic.twitter.com/6QXZObPChN
— Deepraj ³ 🚩 (@Legspiner3) March 27, 2022
MI playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
DC playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.