The story of the Mumbai Indians for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League is similar to that of its main member Ishan Kishan. While the most successful IPL franchise has reached rock bottom in the points table, Ishaan – the most expensive signing in the IPL auction – is struggling to impress with Willow.
Dasher admits that the price-tag pressure was initially on his brain but he has learned to cope. “The pressure of the price tag lasts for a certain period of time. Maybe on the day of the auction, or maybe a day or two later. But the level at which you are playing and playing for a while, I know what is most important, ”Ishaan said in an online media conversation before the Mumbai Indians’ tie against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.
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“Am I putting that pressure on your mind or am I focusing on how you can win a match for a team?” Naturally, the pressure of the price tag will be there for a while but if you have good seniors around you, if any player around you thinks so, a lot of seniors are around you. “
Isha, who has scored 321 runs with a strike rate of 117.15 so far this season, had similar conversations with captain Rohit Sharma and India’s seniors Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya.
“They all said the same thing; ‘Don’t worry about the price tag pressure, it’s not something you want. Instead of thinking about it, think about cricket and stay in your field. That’s important. ” It is possible that they have faced such a situation before. Then how did they handle it? These are the things I have talked about, “said Ishaan.
“I feel so much better now, I don’t even think about it. The price tag is secondary. Focus – whether you are sold for Rs 1 crore, base price or Rs 15 crore – how you win the team is important. Or if you are not in form, how are you helping others bring out the best in them? The focus has been on that. ”
After showing a glimpse of his aggressive batting last week, the Mumbai Indians will be hoping to end the season on a strong note with Ishaan.