Team India youngster Ishan Kishan has recently made his debut for India and has made a name for himself as well. He is currently preparing for the second phase of the Indian Premier League when Mumbai Indians will begin their campaign against Chennai Super Kings on September 19.
Meanwhile, he has already started his training alongside other Mumbai Indians teammates. Ahead of a training session, Ishan Kishan has shared whether he keeps any special marks on his bats.
While speaking on Mumbai Indians official website, he said: “No, I don’t keep my bats marked to know which I’ve to use. But yes, I always know which is the one I have to pick. My debut bat is not with me here. I’ve sent it to SG because I want three more bats just like that to play with. If you own a lot of bats too, you get confused. You don’t know which to play with. Now I’m confused as to which bat to play with!”
He continued: “Let me just pick a new bat today, what say? All my bats have the text “Om Sai Nath” written on it because I believe in him. I ask them to put it on my bat because I like it, it gives me confidence.”
However, Ishan Kishan had a poor show in the first half of IPL 2021, where he could only manage 73 runs from five matches. But, he will try to do well in the UAE leg of the tournament. While speaking of his goals, Ishan Kishan stated that coaches have asked him to focus on each and every ball closely and he is doing so in the training session.
“From what I’ve spoken with the coaches, they’ve just asked me to watch the ball properly. They haven’t asked me to change my game or anything. They just said, ‘when you bat, from the very first ball, make sure you’re focussed and you watch the ball properly’,” Ishan Kishan concluded.