Mumbai Indians’ latest addition to their young brigade, Ishan Kishan, revealed he always wanted to play for the three-time IPL winners.
In an interaction with Kishan’s parents, they opened up on the IPL auction day and the nervousness around it.
For those unaware, the former Gujarat Lions opener was bagged by the Mumbai Indians for a whopping amount of INR 6 crores.
The left-hander impressed one and all with his brand of cricket, opening for the Lions during the latter half of the tournament.
Kishan’s parents talked about the day of the auctions which saw his son and the southpaw go to the squad of the defending champions.
“We would never even dreamt that he would reach this level, but knew that someone would definitely pick him,” said Kishan’s father, Pranav Pandey, who is a builder by profession.
The Jharkhand player’s name acquired prominence after he was part of the U19 World Cup squad of 2016 in Bangladesh. India lost to the West Indies in the finals of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians’ Twitter handle, on the other hand, recently posted a snippet of the interaction.
In the video, Kishan claims he was always looking forward to representing the Blue Giants of the IPL. The primary reason for his affinity for the Mumbai based franchise is due to the family-like atmosphere in the franchise.
Here’s the video
Ishan Kishan's auction day story is simply heartwarming ❤
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 1, 2018