Ishan Kishan may not have lived up to the title of most expensive player in the 2022 IPL, but the Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman is unconcerned with his performance, claiming that even the finest cricketers “struggle” at times.
MI purchased the 23-year-old in the IPL auction earlier this year for a staggering Rs 15.25 crore. With the help of three half-centuries, he scored 370 runs in 13 matches for an average of 30.83.
However, He is MI’s second-highest run-getter in this IPL, a fact that highlights the side’s poor form.
MI had already been eliminated from the playoff picture after losing eight consecutive games.
“Even the best players (may struggle),” Kishan observed following MI’s three-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday night.
“Every day is a new day, and each match is a different match.” Some days you get off to a strong start, while other days the opposition bowlers arrive prepared and bowl the balls in favorable spots.
“What is planned inside the dressing room may differ from what is desired outside.” He stated that his duty did not entail attacking right away without first analyzing the game scenario.
‘You must appreciate the opposition bowlers if they are bowling well’: Ishan Kishan
“In cricket, you can never be certain of your position, so I’ll just go out and whack the ball. If you think about the team, knowing your role is more crucial,” Kishan, who scored 43 off 34 balls, added.
“You must respect the opposition bowlers if they are bowling well, and saving wickets makes it simpler for the batters coming later.”
“There can’t be just one circumstance. When chasing a high total, you have to go all out on certain days; other days, you have to assess the strength of the other team, whether they have excellent bowlers to bowl at the death or not, and if we have to save wickets or not.”
SRH is currently in eighth place in the IPL standings, with 12 points, the same as Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings, but a lower net run rate than the two.