Mumbai Indians’ batter Ishan Kishan, who was bought for the highest price tag of the season, INR 15 Crore, is being lashed for his poor performance, not meeting the price demand. The youngster kick-started the 15th season of the Indian Premier League with two appealing performances, however, could only manage 64 runs from his next six matches.
The reason for him being under hot waters is too obvious, however, the senior player Virat Kohli, who is the former captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has advised Kishan not to worry about the price tag. Also, MI’s skipper Rohit Sharma has the same advice for his youngster.
Visibly, all the backlashes have turned out to be depressing for the left-handed batter. He has opened up about the pressure of playing under the tag of the highest-paid cricketer in IPL 2022. He stated,
“When I spoke to Rohit bhai, or even to Virat Kohli bhai during the game against RCB and Hardik bhai, everyone told me the same thing ‘you don’t have to think about the price tag’ because it’s not something I have asked for. The team had belief in me, so they did spend the money,”
It must be noted the most successful team of IPL Mumbai Indians are placed last on the points table with two wins out of 11 played. There is no chance they can qualify for the playoffs since the top four are doing their job pretty well.
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