Ishan Kishan opens about his high price tag (15.25 Cr) in the IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians (MI) young wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan has broken his silence on his hefty price tag in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ishan Kishan was re-purchased by Mumbai at a staggering bid of INR 15.25 Crores during the recently held player auctions.
It is important to note that the cricketer hasn’t justified his price tag so far in the tournament. Even if we leave aside the price tag, Kishan hasn’t done justice to his opening role, scoring just 321 runs from 11 IPL 2022 outings.
The Jharkhand batter admitted that the price tag certainly puts pressure on the player, however, it is not something which he could have controlled. Ishan Kishan added that he had a conversation with a couple of senior players and their advice has helped him overcome the burden.
“The pressure of the price tag certainly will remain for a few days but when you have such good seniors around you, when you keep talking to them, it helps. When I spoke to Rohit bhai, or even to Virat Kohli bhai during the game against RCB and Hardik bhai, everyone told me the same thing ‘you don’t have to think about the price tag’ because it’s not something I have asked for. The team had belief in me, so they did spend the money,” said Ishan Kishan ahead of Mumbai Indians’ game against Chennai Super Kings.
“At this level, you have to understand that I can’t keep such things [price tag pressure] in mind and I only have to focus on how to help my team win.”
“Now I feel light and price-tag is secondary now. It’s immaterial if you sold for a base price of INR 1 Crore or for a premium bid of INR 15.25 Crores. What is important is to help your team win and also help others in achieving that goal.”
Mumbai Indians (MI) will play its next match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Wankhede Stadium on 12th May. While Mumbai has already been eliminated from the tournament, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is still in the race and needs to win the El-Classico contest tomorrow.