Youthful Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has stated that he sometimes marvels at the cricketing acumen of former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, adding that he “generally attempts to read” the veteran player’s mind to enhance his own competencies.
The 23-calendar year-previous Ishan was acquired back again by Mumbai Indians for a whopping Rs 15.25 crore all through the mega auction in February, generating him the most high-priced participant of the Indian Leading League 2022 edition.
“More than trying to keep, I maintain making an attempt to figure out how his head operates. You would not believe… in a single of the IPL video games, it definitely stressed me out the most. I was taking part in properly and hitting the bowlers. But then Dhoni bhai walked up to the bowler and said something. I couldn’t hear what but he mentioned anything to Imran (Tahir) bhai,” Ishan, narrating an incident, explained.
“And in my brain, I’m asking yourself what Dhoni bhai has told him. I never know what occurred but there was a 50 percent-volley ball, which I drove but received out caught at the shorter-third male. To day, I haven’t figured out how a batter making an attempt to travel a spinner gets caught at third male,” Ishan stated on the ‘Breakfast with Champions’ clearly show.
The left-hand batter also recalled a beneficial wicket-keeping idea specified by Dhoni.
“So from what we’ve observed about holding, our palms are commonly straight but when there is an edge, it moves to the appropriate. But he (Dhoni) taught me that hand motion need to be only this a great deal. That really should be all the motion. Not just the wrist. It need to go like this (like a semi-pendulum). Once this turns into a practice, you’ll be equipped to catch even the thick edges,” included Ishan.