Virat bhai told me I am selected as an opener in T20 WC squad, says Ishan Kishan

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Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has revealed that Virat Kohli gave him clarity on his role in the upcoming T20 World Cup and it helped him clear his mind.

New Delhi: Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has revealed that Virat Kohli gave him clarity on his role in the upcoming T20 World Cup and it helped him clear his mind.


“It was a great thing for me and the team to score some runs and get in good touch before the World Cup. Was in a good state of mind, very positive. We had to go somewhere around 250-260, that was the intention. And positive intent. The one I hit Malik through cover – that one (his favorite shot). In this tournament, you have to be prepared for every situation. It’s important to be in the right mindset and you need to go at your best With form,” Ishan Kishan told host broadcaster Star Sports after the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. “I had a good conversation with Virat bhai, Jasprit bhai also helped me. Even HP, KP were there to support me. Everyone supported me and they said this is the learning phase for you, make sure you learn from here and don’t make the same mistakes in the upcoming world cup games. That was the part where I learned from him. I was only taking one digit at a time. I would love to open and this is what Virat bhai said – ‘You have been selected as an opener, you just have to be prepared for it.’ On a larger scale, you need to be prepared for every situation I think.”


Mumbai Indians finished fifth in IPL 2021 on Friday. side endd in their IPL 2021 campaign with a 42-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), but failed to qualify for the playoffs.


Mumbai Indians 235. scored a score of Against SRH in 20 overs on the back of stellar performances from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.


Rohit Sharma also praised Ishan Kishan and said that he batted the way Mumbai Indians wanted him to bat.
“But very happy with today’s win; we gave everything, and I’m sure it was entertaining for the fans as well. [To the Mumbai fans] He is the 12th player. They have always stood by us,” said Rohit.


“Little disappointed we couldn’t. Ishan Kishan is a very talented player, just the right position to bat is important. He batted the way we want Ishaan to,” he signed off. (ANI)

First published:October 9, 2021, 9:19 am

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