Rohit and Virat told me not to be stressed about the price: Ishan Kishan
The high price creates unimaginable pressure and that is why the most expensive purchase in the IPL auction, Ishan Kishan, was advised by current India captain Rohit Sharma and his predecessor Virat Kohli not to lose. sleep about something not under his control.
Mumbai Indians bought Ishan at auction for a staggering price of Rs 15.25 crore but so far there has been no return on investment with the Jharkhand dasher racking up just 321 runs. Kishan agreed that price pressure plays in the mind for the first few days, but his seniors in the Indian team specifically told him not to worry too much about the matter.
“The price pressure will stay for a few days but then you feel the pressure so it’s always good to talk to the seniors and share your concerns,” Ishan said ahead of MI’s game against Chennai Super Kings. “So many old people like Rohit (Sharma), Virat bhai (Virat Kohli) and Hardik bhai (Pandya) said that I shouldn’t think about the price, because it’s not something I asked for.
“If anyone believed (in me), they did (offer that amount).” At the highest level, you can’t overthink these things because the focus is on trying to guide the team to victory. “Instead of thinking about the price, it’s important that I think about improving my game and being in that zone. It helped me to talk to the seniors because they all went through that phase and could relate to how I felt. He feels a little lighter after his conversations with Rohit and Virat.
“Now I feel light and the price is secondary now. It doesn’t matter if you are sold for a base price of Rs 1 crore or for a premium offer of Rs 15.25 core. What is important is d ‘to help your team win and also to help others achieve that goal. Captain, coach asked me to play my natural game, Ishan said captain Rohit and head coach Mahela Jayawardene told him asked to play his natural game.
“The captain and the coach asked me to play my (natural) game. Everyone has roles in the team and for me it gave good starts and if I’m ready then I have to try not to. not go out in 30s and 40s and convert them into big scores,” the left-handed hitter said.