Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Mumbai Indians explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan is currently going through miserable form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The southpaw didn’t show any intent to score runs for five-time champions MI that is placed at the bottom of the points table.

Meanwhile, former India great Sunil Gavaskar was miffed with Ishan. The Little Master accused him of taking cricket for granted and disrespecting domestic cricket.

“Ishan Kishan didn’t play any cricket after leaving South Africa. Ishan thought he would dominate bowlers in IPL but cricket teaches you a lesson if you start disrespecting it. Cricket is one game that will hit back if you start taking it for granted,” said Gavaskar during an interaction.

“You can’t just come and start hitting. In IPL, you play against international players and they will not allow you to go after them,” the legendry cricketer added.

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan also agreed with Gavaskar. 

“Ishan was not mentally ready for domestic cricket. He prepared himself for IPL but his body was not ready to compete in the tournament,” said Irfan.

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