IPL Auction 2022: Ishan Kishan reacts to huge Mumbai Indian deal. Watch the video
Ishan Kishan is set to return to Mumbai Indians (MI) for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season after his services were acquired by the franchise for a whopping Rs 15.25 crore. In the process, Kishan also became the most expensive purchase in the IPL 2022 auction so far. Kishan, who made his IPL debut in 2016 with the now defunct Gujarat Lions, had already been bought by Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2018 IPL season. player retentions ahead of the IPL Mega Auction. The wicket-striker reacted to his big payday by sharing his excitement at being able to return to MI.
“I’m coming home to aamchi Mumbai. Paltan, I missed you and can’t wait to see us again. We have created so many memories together, but our story has only just begun. Thank you to the owners and management of ‘believing in me and see you soon,’ he said in a video posted on Twitter by MI.
“Our story has only just begun.” -Ishan Kishan
— Bombay Indians (@mipaltan) February 12, 2022
Kishan played a significant role in Mumbai’s consecutive title-winning campaigns in 2019 and 2020. He was the team’s top scorer in the 2020 season, amassing 516 runs in 14 matches.
On Saturday, Kishan became the second most expensive Indian player and the fourth most expensive player in IPL history.
For MI, Ishan scored 1,133 points in 45 games over four seasons.
Prior to the auction, MI had retained four players.
They had retained captain Rohit Sharma (Rs 16 crore), aspacer Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 12 crore), striker Suryakumar Yadav (Rs 8 crore) and versatile veteran Kieron Pollard (Rs 6 crore).
MI entered the auction with an aggregate purse of Rs 48 crore.
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