IPL 2022 has witnessed the rise of many new faces, but at the same time, this season has seen some big guns go wrong. While the likes of Tilak Verma, Aayush Badoni, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh have faded, the IPL has not been able to fire as established duo Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli usually do. Kohli still scored a couple half centuries, but Rohit’s form was a major concern because he failed to score a single fifty in a season. Also Read: Mentor Irrfan Pathan won hearts with a special celebration for Umran Malik after his debut in India
Also, Rohan and Kohli, another player who has faced flak for his form, is Ishaan Kishan. The 23-year-old is the most valuable at the IPL 2022 mega auction ₹He scored 418 runs at 15.25 crores, three half-centuries but has been criticized for not contributing to the team’s success. Ishaan was inducted into India’s T20I squad for a five-match series against South Africa early next month. While some think Ishaan’s farm is a concern, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif thinks otherwise.
“There is no difference in an IPL season. He is a player of value and utility. ₹15 crores, all 8 franchises are after them. How do you calculate his value. Running in the IPL is different. Even Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not scored. Ishaan Kishan has definitely taken the opportunity so that he could not do as well as he wanted. And this is one of the biggest reasons MI has struggled this season, ”Latif said on the YouTube show ‘Cat Behind’.
With Rohit and Kohli resting in the home series and KL Rahul as captain, Ishaan’s appointment was no brainer. Moreover, it is the T20 World Cup year and the 23-year-old is an integral part of India’s plans for the ICC Tournament.
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