IPL 2022 Auction: I Will Be More Than Happy If Mumbai Indians Only Pick Ishan Kishan: Childhood Coach Uttam Mazumdar

Updated - 06 Feb 2022, 04:00 PM

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Indian wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan’s childhood coach Uttam Mazumdar said he would be happy if his ward goes back to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 auction.

Ishan is famous for his aggressive batting style like we saw in the final league stage encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he blazed 84 off 32 balls, smashing 11 fours and four sixes.

Ishan was with MI between 2018-21 where he scored 1133 runs from 45 IPL games, his highest score being 99 against RCB in IPL 2020.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ishan Kishan has done very well for Mumbai Indians: Uttam Mazumdar

Kishan was a tough choice for MI to drop and many franchises will definitely bid for him in the auction but the Mumbai outfit will leave no stone unturned to get him back.

Mazumdar hoped the Jharkhand player gets the best deal in the IPL 2022 auction but mentioned MI as the favourable option for him.

He’s mostly played for MI and everyone knows that MI’s such a great team and he’s done very well for them too. So I’ll be more than happy if they only pick him,” Mazumdar told Sportskeeda.

“I am seeing lots of comments from so many former cricketers and also from the likes of Harsha Bhogle and everybody’s saying that he’ll bring a lot of excitement to the auction table this year with regards to his price. We’ll get to know that only on February 12-13 but we are excited. We hope he scales newer heights and may God bless him for it.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan (Image Credit: Twitter)

“The last few IPL seasons have been good for him too. And what do the franchises look for? He’s an opening batsman and also a wicketkeeper which is a bonus and a good asset for any team,” he added.

A little bit surprised that Mumbai Indians didn’t retain him: Uttam Mazumdar

Mumbai Indians retained skipper Rohit Sharma, ace speedster Jasprit Bumrah, West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and stylish batter Suryakumar Yadav.

“A little bit surprised [that Mumbai Indians didn’t retain him] but we were never disappointed because I felt he wanted to come to the auction… Mumbai Indians retained him last time as well but this time he wanted to come to the auction.

“This is also a great feeling. We can see how well he’s playing and he’s a hot property for any franchise,” Mazumdar said. 

The IPL 2022 mega auction will take place on February 12 & 13 in Bengaluru, a total of 590 (370 Indian & 220 overseas) players will go under the hammer.

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