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“He’s a solid-hitter” – Irfan Pathan believes Mumbai Indians should retain Ishan Kishan

Irfan Pathan reckons Mumbai Indians should retain Irfan Pathan before IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Former Indian pace bowler Irfan Pathan reckons that Mumbai Indians should retain the services of the Indian hard-hitting batsman Ishan Kishan before the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

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We are just a night of sleep away from the IPL retention as all the 8 teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to announce their retention list on the 30th of November, i.e tomorrow, Tuesday.

The excitement level is at the peak for all the fans of their respective team’s as they wait for the confirmation of the 4 players whom their favourite team will retain before IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

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Former Indian cricketer and left-arm pace bowler Irfan Pathan picked the 4 players that the 5 times Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians should retain before the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

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Irfan Pathan reckons Mumbai Indians should retain Ishan Kishan

He especially mentioned the name of the youngster and hard-hitting wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan as a must retention for the Mumbai Indians.

Irfan Pathan, during the Star Sports’ show ‘Game Plan’, stated that Ishan Kishan is a solid-hitter and Mumbai Indians can definitely invest in him. He further added that the 23-year-old will atleast give 10 further years of cricket.

Irfan Pathan’s statement as mentioned, “I’m very clear on that, Ishan Kishan. He’s 23-years-old and has shown glimpses of what he can do and achieve. He’s a solid hitter when it comes to having a left-hand batsman at the top of the order and you can definitely invest in him because he will have at least 10 years of a good level of cricket.”

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The other names that Irfan Pathan picked for whom Mumbai Indians can retain before the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, are Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and T20 specialist player Kieron Pollard.

Ishan Kishan IPL stats

Ishan Kishan made his IPL debut with the Mumbai Indians in 2018 after he was picked by the Mumbai based franchise during the IPL Auction 2018.

Ishan has so far played 61 matches in the Indian Premier League, and has scored 1452 runs at an average of 28.5 and a strike rate of 136. He has also represented the Indian National Cricket Team a several times in his short little career.