Mumbai Indians’ young batsman Ishan Kishan has said that he is ready to open the innings whenever he is asked. Ishaan said that the inspiration he got from Indian skipper Virat Kohli is making him easier to bat at the top of the order.
Ishan scored 84 runs in 32 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021 match on Friday and contributed significantly in taking the team to a strong score of 235 runs.
However, even a win against Hyderabad could not take Mumbai to the playoffs and on the basis of net run rate, Mumbai’s journey came to a halt in the group stage itself.
On the role of opening, Ishaan said, “I was focusing on one point at a time. I love to open and that’s what Kohli bhai said. He said that you have been selected as the opener and you have to go for it. Have to be ready.”
“Scoring runs is good for me and the team. I wanted to give a good touch before the World Cup. I was positive and we were aiming to score 250-260 runs,” he said.