Wicket keeper batsman, Ishan Kishan believes that his stint with the Mumbai Indians have helped him evolve as a cricketer. Ishan, who had a fantastic run in the 2020 IPL for Mumbai has been named in India's squad for the T20I series against England. He said that
"What I have gained in the last three years at Mumbai Indians will always remain with me as the bedrock of my cricket. Difficult for me to break it down into details, but it was more of the mentorship I would reckon from the coaches, captain and Zaheer Sir, which really helped me; and my conversations with Akash Sir, he always shown faith in me."
He further added that being with Mumbai Indians is the best thing that’s ever happened to him.
"When I came to Mumbai Indians, I was still someone trying to figure out the transition from being a U-19 cricketer to making it to the other side as a professional. To be honest, here, the management at Mumbai Indians brought a lot of discipline in me, at times pushed me hard, and yet allowed me to express myself freely. Now when I look back, I feel this is the best that has ever happened to my game and to me personally," Ishan Kishan added.
Ishan Kishan was the highest run getter for Mumbai Indians in the last edition and scored 516 runs in 14 games, helping Mumbai bag their fifth IPL title. The southpaw was then retained for the 2021 edition of the IPL. Earlier Suryakumar Yadav, who was also named in India’s squad for the T20- series, also hailed Mumbai Indians by calling them an ‘institution’. Yadav said that MI has a clear vision and that’s helped him in becoming a better cricketer.