Explosive batter Ishan Kishan shined with the bat in Match 51 of the continued Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Kishan smashed an unbeaten 50 off 25 deliveries to help defending champions chase down the paltry target of 91 in 8.2 overs. The Patna-born was honoured by none apart from Sachin Tendulkar in MI’s dressing room for the terrific batting show.
After receiving the award from Tendulkar – the mentor of the Mumbai-based franchise – Kishan requested his teammates to place up an analogous present of their upcoming and final fixture of league stage towards Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
“It was an excellent recreation and a much-needed one for our staff to get again in form. Let’s do it once more within the subsequent match”, mentioned Kishan whereas addressing his teammates in a video shared by MI on Twitter.
MI frontline pacer Jasprit Bumrah was additionally awarded for his efficiency within the recreation. Zaheer Khan, who’s MI’s Director of Cricket Operations, honoured Bumrah for taking two wickets in 4 overs to assist the staff limit RR for a mere 90.
“Actually blissful to get the win, and let’s take one recreation at a time, which is the following one. Let’s deal with what we will management, and let’s hope for the very best”, mentioned Bumrah.
Additional, all-rounder James Neesham, who claimed three scalps for 12 runs within the recreation, obtained his award from head coach Mahela Jayawardene. Neesham mentioned: “It’s good to be again. Good to be again on the market after a very long time. Let’s preserve it going.”
Right here is the video:
3⃣ Dressing Room Gamers of the Match award winners 🤩
1️⃣ rallying cry on the finish 🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 6, 2021
The eight-wicket win over RR impressed the Rohit Sharma-led staff to succeed in the fifth spot within the standings with one match to go. They’re degree on factors with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), however KKR is comfortably positioned on the fourth place on account of a greater web run price. Additionally they have one recreation left within the league stage.
The highest-four groups within the Factors Desk will qualify for the knockout levels, with Delhi Capitals (DC), Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) having already progressed to the playoffs.