Ishan Kishan was again set to warm the benches for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday, September 28. However, lady luck smiled on him at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium after Saurabh Tiwary was deemed unfit for the match. Kishan didn’t have the greatest of IPLs last time and he would have wished to make amends.
With the keeping gloves, he didn’t have much to do as Virat Kohli’s RCB put on a colossal 201 for three in their 20 overs. On the back of Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers’ half-century and Shivam Dube’s cameo of 27 off 10 balls, the Challengers went past the 200-run mark. During the run-chase, the left-handed Kishan was slotted in at the number four position.
Ishan Kishan lighting up Dubai
He came to bat after Isuru Udana got rid of Suryakumar Yadav, who couldn’t get of the mark. Kishan threw his bat around to start his knock, but couldn’t increase his strike-high. However, as his innings progressed, he got the measure of the conditions and the RCB bowling attack. He had Kieron Pollard, who has over 10,000 T20 runs, along with him and that worked wonders for him.
With MI needing 80 runs off the last four overs, Kishan opened his arms and took on RCB’s bowling, which looked fragile at the death. In the last over, the Mumbai-based franchise needed 19 runs off Udana and Kishan smashed the pacer for two sixes, bringing the target down to five from two. But to his dismay, he perished in the penultimate delivery, trying to clear the ropes.
To his dismay, he got out after scoring 99 off 58 with the help of two fours and nine sixes. MI, in the end, fell short after the match went into the Super Over. Kishan didn’t come out to bat in the one-over eliminator and that raised a lot of eyebrows.
In the meantime, Aditi Hundia, Ishan’s rumoured girlfriend, dropped a post for him on her Instagram story. She posted a screenshot from the game and wrote, “I am so so proud of you baby’.
Here’s the post:
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