IPL 2020: Ishan Kishan credits his mother, MI opener says her food gives him the strength for those big sixes

IPL 2020: Ishan Kishan credits his mother, MI opener says her food gives him the strength for those big sixes

Another game, another superb victory, Mumbai Indians have continued to be the strongest team in the Indian Premier League as they always do. Even though this season has been a different one, considering other IPL seasons, Mumbai Indians’ form has been consistent in IPL 2020 despite the absence of Rohit Sharma, who is suffering from a hamstring niggle.

In Sharma’s absence, left-handed batsman Ishan Kishan has taken up the role of opener for the Mumbai Indians and has been doing a commendable job up there.

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The 22-year-old blasted 3 sixes and 8 fours in his unbeaten knock of 72 runs off 42 balls as Mumbai Indians crushed Delhi Capitals by 9 wickets (with 34 balls remaining). Kishan has credited his strength, in hitting those big shots, to his mother who feeds him with amazing food.

“It was not as easy as it looked. The ball wasn’t coming on so I had to keep rotating the strike and then take them apart later. It all depends on the practice sessions, and how you train I wanted to keep my shape and hit sixes,” Ishan Kishan, Man of the Match, said at the post-match presentation.

“My mom must get the credit for the food she gives me, that makes me so powerful, and sometimes even I’m surprised how my sixes carry such a long way. My coaches told me that playing shots on the off-side is important, and that wasn’t my strength initially, and I knew, even Rahul sir told me that I need to work on my off-side shots so I’ve been working on that this season and thankfully it’s showing in the match situation now.

“I enjoy batting everywhere, wherever the management wants me to bat. At this level you have to be able to adapt.”

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