Ishan Kishan, Mumbai Indians batsman, thanked his mother for her good food which gives him the power to play big shots after his match-winning knock of 72 unbeaten against Delhi Capitals who scored a below-par 110/9 in 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians continued their fine form in 2020 as they thrashed Delhi Capitals (DC) by nine wickets at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Mumbai Indians restricted Delhi Capitals to 110 runs with Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah picking three scalps apiece before chasing it down comfortably with 34 balls to spare to remain on the top of the points table with 18 points with one match remaining.
Ishan Kishan Promoted Up The Order And Scores Quickfire 72
In regular skipper Rohit Sharma’s absence, Ishan Kishan was promoted up the order as an opener and done justice to retain his spot as the young left-hander continued his awesome form against Delhi Capitals as he managed a sensational knock of 72 runs off just 47 balls on a tricky wicket in Dubai which had slowed down significantly. Ishan Kishan now has 395 runs in 11 matches at an average of 49.38 with 3 fifties.
Batting on the same pitch where earlier Delhi Capitals batsmen were struggling to find the momentum with the bat and failed to score big runs, Ishan Kishan made a mockery of the DC bowling attack.
Opening the batting with Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan attacked the DC bowlers right from the onset. He slammed 8 fours and 3 sixes in his quickfire 72 off 47 balls as Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Praveen Dubey proved to be too expensive.
Ishan Kishan: Credit Goes To My Mom
The left-hander played some big shots and took apart the likes of pacers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and spinner newcomer Praveen Dubey to the cleaners. Ishan Kishan, who was unanimously awarded the Man of the Match, was asked at the post-match presentation ceremony, about the secret behind his powerful sixes.
The 22-year-old Bihar wicketkeeper-batsman credited his mother who provided him with good food as the reason behind his strength to clear the ropes with ease.
“I think credit goes to my mom for the good food she gives me. Even I am surprised sometimes that how am I able to hit sixes like this. But It all depends on the practice sessions, and how you train I wanted to keep my shape and hit sixes,” Kishan said at the post-match presentation.
With the win, Mumbai Indians continue to remain at the top spot on the table with 18 points from 14 matches from nine wins. The defending champions are the only team to qualify so far and are sure to retain top spot in points table besides being overwhelming favourites for the title this season.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals who have lost four matches in a row will now face Royal Challengers Bangalore in what could be a virtual eliminator on Tuesday, 3rd November as the race for playoffs becomes more intense.