Mumbai Indians are running through a rough patch right now and they desperately need to open their account in the points table.
Meanwhile, their franchise has started a new video series in their site by the name “Kal like Sita are” meaning (Stars of tomorrow) which focuses on promoting young Indian stars who are currently playing for the team.
In the recently released video, Ishan Kishan their young star shared his experiences in the cricketing world and the journey he had gone through. He was bought for a whopping 6.2 crore by the franchise in the month of January.
The video featured Ishan’s parents and his coach sharing his childhood experiences and that effort he had put to become one of the finest youngsters of the game.
The inspiring story of the youngster
Ishan was coached by Uttam Majumdar in Bihar. Ishan revealed that his coach had requested his dad not to let him quit cricket at any point in time. As a gutsy youngster, Ishan used to bat for long hours in his U-14 days as he used to knock 200 deliveries by the end of the day.
His coach Uttam also revealed that he was once wounded by a fast bowler and the ball has cut his nose. His immense courage made him bat the very next day after getting some stitches.
Ishan who was then studying in his U-14 days said that travelling on diet was one of the most tiring things he had experienced in his training days. He would feed on chips, ice-creams and cool drinks and play the entire day. When his dad asked for he would say that will order from a nearby hotel to fill his hunger. After successful U-16 days, Ishan successfully cleared the trials for the U-19 2016 and eventually became the captain of the squad playing under the mentorship of Rahul Dravid.
Ishan’s mom Suchitra believes that if Ishan plays well for MI his chances to play for India would increase enormously. It is to be noted that Bumrah, Hardik who are a part of MI received International call-ups due to their stellar performances.
The video also showcased few of the trophies he had won during the process,
Ishan, Rishabh pant and Mayank Markande all belong to the same 2016 batch of youngsters who represented the Indian U-19 team ending up as runners.
As a child, Ishan Kishan knocked 200 balls every day, got hit, made the long commute back home and never let his studies suffer.Today's #KalKeSitaare episode is dedicated to the explosive wicketkeeper-batsman 👇#CricketMeriJaan
Posted by Mumbai Indians on Monday, April 16, 2018
Ishan who is currently batting at No:3 is trying to play the role of a “hitter” with his skills. He rose to prominence in IPL when he played for Gujarat Lions in 2017 at a lower order.
We wish Ishan Kishan all the very best and have a fruitful IPL season ahead.