Ishan Kishan Reveals How He Learned Wicket-keeping From MS Dhoni
By CricShots - Apr 6, 2022 1:41 pm
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The young Indian wicket-keeper, Ishan Kishan has recently revealed that former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni taught him the wicket-keeping techniques to sharpen his skills as a gloveman. Kishan also praised Dhoni’s tactics and recalled an incident when the former Indian skipper, plotted his dismissal in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Ishan has played 10 T20Is and three ODIs for the Indian team so far.

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Ishan Kishan got injured during his brilliant knock

During a recent chat on ‘Breakfast With Champions’, Ishan Kishan said, “So from what we’ve observed about keeping, Our hands are usually straight but when there is an edge, it moves to the right. But he taught me that the hand movement should be only this much,” Kishan stated in an episode of. That should be all the movement. Not just the wrist. It should go like this (semi-pendulum motion). Once this becomes a habit, you’ll be able to catch even the thick edges.”

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In the last couple of seasons, Ishan Kishan has been a crucial cog of the Mumbai Indians (MI) and has enjoyed a successful stint in the league so far. He shared an incident when Dhoni plotted his dismissal in a game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

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MS Dhoni and Ishan Kishan

Explaining the same, Ishan Kishan said, “I was playing well and hitting the bowlers. But then Dhoni bhai walked up to the bowler and said something. I couldn’t hear what but he said something to Imran (Tahir) bhai. And in my mind, I’m wondering what Dhoni bhai has told him. I don’t know what happened but there was a half-volley ball, which I drove but got out caught at the short-third man. To date, I haven’t figured out how a batter trying to drive a spinner gets caught at the third man.”

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Rohit Sharma has been one of the most successful skippers in the history of IPL guiding his team to multiple trophies. He has been praised by many for his brilliant tactics and his calm nature on the field. Kishan recalled an incident when he was scolded by Rohit.

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Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan

Elaborating the same, Ishan Kishen said, “I was new, it was my first season and I didn’t know anything. Now, to make the ball old, you usually throw it on the ground. So, there was a lot of dew in the match that day. And I thought that if I roll the ball on the field, Rohit Bhai will be happy that I am making the ball old. So, in that dew, I rolled the ball to him. He took out his towel and began cursing at me. Then I looked down and realized what I had done. Then he told me, ‘Don’t take it personally, it is just match-to-match.”

Rahul Chahar has emerged from the IPL as he produced some brilliant performances in the league. Chahar made his international debut in July last year. In the IPL, he has 49 wickets from 45 matches with an economy of just 7.27. Kishan revealed that Rohit had played a key role in the improvement of Rahul Chahar while he was playing for Mumbai Indians.