Mumbai Indians have somehow managed to keep themselves in the race for the playoffs
The team of Mumbai Indians is struggling a lot to win this season. The poor form of the team’s star players made the road to the playoffs difficult for Mumbai
The journey of the Mumbai Indians team in IPL 2021 has not been special. Especially in the second leg, the team of Mumbai Indians appeared to yearn for victory. The last time champion is also struggling to make it to the playoffs this time. An important reason for this disappointing performance was that runs were not coming off the bat of star players like Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. To keep their playoff hopes alive, they needed a big win against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. In such a situation, Ishan Kishan made a great comeback and played a match-winning innings for the team.
Ishan, who was battling after poor form, was dropped from the team. Sitting on the bench had such an effect on Ishan that as soon as he got a chance to return, he created a storm of runs. Ishan Kishan’s bat spoke fiercely against Rajasthan Royals. Due to his performance, the faces of the management and fans of Mumbai Indians blossomed. For a long time, he was waiting for such an innings with the bat of his star. Along with Mumbai Indians, his innings has also given a sigh of relief to BCCI and Virat Kohli. Ishan was selected in the team for the T20 World Cup. His poor form had become a headache for the BCCI as well.
Ishan played a stormy innings
The 14th season of IPL has proved to be very bad for Ishan Kishan. In this season, Kishan had scored 107 runs in 8 matches at an average of just 13. For this reason, he was dropped from the match against Punjab Kings last week. However, against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday, Rohit gave Ishan a chance in place of Quinton de Kock, which he took full advantage of.
Rajasthan Royals had given a target of 91 runs to Mumbai Indians in this match played on Tuesday. For Mumbai, Ishan Kishan came out to open with his captain Rohit Sharma. Ishan batted in a stormy manner, on the basis of which Mumbai Indians achieved this target in just 8.2 overs. Ishan scored 50 runs in 25 balls at a strike rate of 200. In this innings, he hit five fours and three sixes.
After the match, he said, ‘It feels good to be back and scoring runs. We took the right fielding decision first because the ball was not coming on the bat well. On returning to his form, he said, ‘Ups and downs are part of the game. I spoke to Virat bhai, Hardik bhai and KP which brought back my confidence. Now we have to maintain this momentum in the next match.
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