‘When you hit the jackpot, it can happen’: Ishan Kishan is feeling the pressure of ₹15 cr, says former captain

crew India There is a healthy crop of wicketkeeper-batsmen in the bag. since M S Dhoni Players like Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson have impressed with his skills as he bid adieu to international cricket. At the same time, Dinesh Karthik, who made his debut before Dhoni, has recently returned to the team.

Each of them have proven their match-winning abilities, but when it comes to consistency, they are not on the same page. Former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev believes that all of them are equally good wicketkeepers but in terms of persistence, Karthik leads the way while Sanju disappoints the most.

Talking about Ishaan Kishan, 1983 World The cup-winning captain said the youngster is under a bit of pressure, especially after a win. IPL Ishan was bought by Mumbai Indians in a big auction earlier this year for Rs 15.25 crore. The 23-year-old scored 418 runs at an average of 32.15, with three half-centuries, better than his previous season’s numbers, leading many to feel he underperformed this year. – Many felt that he underperformed.

“with Ishan Kishan Feeling the pressure of ₹15 cr tag. Sometimes we don’t agree, but the truth is, when you hit the jackpot, it can happen. It is good that he got so much money in the IPL auction. No franchisee is stupid enough to spend such a huge amount. They know this player is talented and so there are expectations from him. But sometimes a player feels that pressure,” Kapil told ABP Uncut in a recent conversation.

Kapil gave the example of former IPL all-rounder Yuvraj Singh in the 2014 season. The left-handed batsman was bought by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for Rs 14 crore. In that season, he scored 376 runs in 14 matches, including three fifties and averaged slightly above 34.

“We have seen that even Yuvraj stutters under heavy price pressure. He even felt it. Same with Dinesh Karthik and Pathan brothers… they all got huge amount. So sometimes getting more money puts pressure on the performance of the player. And at the same time, there are youngsters who play without any pressure and play fearlessly,” Kapil said.

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