Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli had encouraging phrases for younger Mumbai Indians participant Ishan Kishan, who’s struggling for kind on this version of the Indian Premier League, after his facet’s 54-run win towards the five-time champions right here on Sunday.
The 23-year-old Patna lad, who has been a prolific run-getter in home cricket, scoring greater than 2,500 runs in First Class cricket and one other 2500-plus runs in List A video games, has not fairly clicked for the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians this season and was dismissed for simply 9 runs within the match towards RCB on Sunday.
Soon after the match, Kohli put his arm round Kishan’s shoulders and had some encouraging phrases to say to the teenager who has scored 34 runs in three innings within the UAE leg of IPL 2021 to date.
Here’s the video:
Ishu virtually cried pic.twitter.com/82LUj7GVcg
— Neil (@RohitsBoy) September 26, 2021
Kishan has managed simply 107 runs from eight video games to date this season with a median of 13.37 and a strike charge of 86.99. During the earlier version of the IPL held in Dubai, he had scored 516 runs at a median of over 57 as Mumbai Indians went on to clinch their fifth IPL title.
Thanks to his IPL form last year, Kishan went on to make his T20Is debut towards England at dwelling and scored 80 runs in three video games, together with a fifty. During the One-day International collection towards Sri Lanka below coach Rahul Dravid he scored a 59 in a single match in Colombo.
In truth, throughout the post-match press convention, Mumbai Indians skipper and India vice-captain Rohit Sharma too performed down issues over Kishan’s kind, saying, “We need to bounce back from whatever situation we’re in. We’ve done that in the past. It’s just not happening this season. Ishan Kishan is a talented player. He had a terrific IPL last year. We want to back his natural game which is why he came up the order above Surya. I don’t want to put too much pressure on the guy. He’s relatively young, making his way in international cricket.”