Mumbai Indians’ rising star, Ishan Kishan has been one of the players to watch out for this season. The wicket keeper batsman has been a vital cog in the MI setup this year, as Kishan has been given a great opportunity to grow and develop into the player that we all expect him to be.
The former Under-19 captain of India, Kishan has been playing really well this year, as his displays with the bat have slowly but surely gained consistency.
In a recent interview, Kishan revealed his gratitude for MS Dhoni, as India’s legendary World Cup winner gave some great advice to the young Kishan.
“Dhoni bhai saw me at the nets and walked up to me and said that I needed to curtail my attacking instincts to begin with. He believed that to play a long innings I needed to be a little more compact and I did just that. He asked me to change my stance as well and when it comes from someone like Dhoni bhai, you know you can trust his observation,” the MI keeper said.
“I got time to rework my stance and train with my new stance during the camp ahead of the season and I realised that I was feeling a lot better at the crease. I have maintained that stance since and I have seen that it has enhanced my batting,” Kishan added, as reported by Cricket Next.
“Dhoni bhai puts a lot of emphasis on fitness. As we all know, he loves to stay at the top of his fitness level. And this time, he ensured that we also worked on our fitness at the start of the season. It was obviously something that wasn’t too common with the domestic teams, but the experience was out of the world,” he revealed.”