Mumbai Indians’ Ishan Kishan recalled an incident from IPL 2018 when skipper Rohit Sharma scolded him. While the latter was retained by the five-time champions, the 23-year-old wicketkeeper was bought for a whopping Rs 15.25 crore in the mega auction. 

Kishan is the current oranage cap holder in IPL 2022. The former Gujarat Lions player has scored 135 runs in two matches. 

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Talking on the latest episode of ‘Breakfast With Champions’, Kishan said that he was trying to make the ball old when Sharma cursed him. 

“You know what I did one time at Wankhede. I was new, it was my first season and I didn’t know anything. Now, to make the ball old, you usually throw it on the ground. So, there was a lot of dew in the match that day. And I thought that if I roll the ball on the field, Rohit Bhai will be happy that I am making the ball old,” Ishan Kishan said. 

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“So, in that dew, I rolled the ball to him. He took out his towel and began cursing at me. Then I looked down and realized what I had done. Then he told me, ‘Don’t take it personally, it is just match-to-match,” he added.

He further spoke about Rohit Sharma’s leadership. The wicketkeeper said that the MI skipper is ‘chilled out’. 

“Yeah, Rohit Sharma is chilled out. But his brain is always running on the ground. When he says a batter will hit in this area, usually it tends to happen,” he said. 

Ishan Kishan further credited Rohit Sharma for the success of Rahul Chahar. 

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“I have seen it myself with Rahul Chahar, I am thinking after he has bowled 2-3 dot balls, I feel the batter is going to go for it. But (Rohit) from behind is telling him to release it even more. Rohit bhai has played a big role in Rahul’s success,” said Kishan.

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“I have seen it myself how Rohit bhai would go from covers and give him confidence. Rahul would ask him if he needs to take the fielder behind. But Rohit would tell him ‘I have faith in you. You will be able to do it.’ And he would do it,” he added.

Mumbai Indians have lost both their games in IPL 2022. They will face the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday.