Kishan guided MI to a facile 10-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with a powerful 68* of 37 balls in an IPL match at the Sharjah Cricket Ground on Friday, after CSK could only make a below-par 114/9.
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Kishan started off with the shots down the ground and then whacked sixes to hand Mumbai an easy win, which took the defending champions back on top of the points table.
“I was just trying to be positive. These type of totals are tricky. We are always busy when I’m batting with Quinny (Quinton de Kock), and it’s good to bat with him because I get to learn from him, improvisation and all,” said Kishan during the post-match presentation via host broadcaster Star Sports.
“In the offseason, I did a lot of hard work on my grounded shots because it’s not easy for new batsmen to come in and start hitting,” he added.
This was the first-time CSK ever lost an IPL match by 10 wickets.
“This match was really important for us because CSK is a very experienced side and it’s never an easy game against them,” said Kishan.
Mumbai Indians will next lock horns with Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.