Zaheer Khan mentioned that for Ishan Kishan, IPL 2020 was a tipping point. According to Zaheer, Ishan Kishan has only improved since then.
Zaheer on Ishan Kishan
Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket Operation, Zaheer Khan, on Monday spoke about the fantastic run Ishan Kishan had during IPL 2020. He further told that Kishan has grown from there. “Ishan Kishan is looking assured, he is looking calmer. When you are growing as a cricketer, you are trying to make that impact at the highest level, you have that tipping point.”
Zaheer continued, “The last year was a tipping point for Ishan when he played that knock against RCB, he just flourished from there, he is in the same zone, he is going about his business, he is making sure that he is continuing his processes and spending enough time in the nets.”
Zaheer Khan on natural game
In the virtual conference, Zaheer Khan also shared his thoughts how it important to allow players to play their natural game. “Well, I think giving them freedom to express themselves is very important. As a setup, we encourage that and we encourage each and every individual to bring out their original self in the middle.”
He added, “When you do not have that clatter of thought, you are able to express yourself freely. We do have healthy discussions around what they can add to their game, as cricketers, you always look to evolve yourself to try and understand the game better. We try hard, we are lucky enough to have a squad in hand who keep pushing the boundaries.”
Mumbai Indians lost their opening IPL 2021 game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Now they will be taking on Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai for their second match of the campaign. While Mumbai Indians are clearly favourites for the contest, after failing to break their trend of losing the first match of the season, they would like to secure a dominant win this time.