In the Netflix documentary by Mumbai Indians, there’s nearly an entire episode dedicated to Kishan’s mood swings and patchy form. Stuck in the midst of a rut, the documentary shows how Kishan declines an interview because he’s “fed up” and “don’t want to talk about cricket”.
Mahela Jayawardene, the Mumbai Indians coach, sums up Kishan’s mindset perfectly.
Kishan came out all guns blazing against Kolkata Knight Riders later in the season to put behind a streak of three ducks in four innings. His 21-ball 62, including four sixes off four balls off Kuldeep, pushed Mumbai Indians into the top four in a must-win clash for them.
He ended the season in rather meek fashion, though, continuing his cycle of mind-blowing knocks separated by a series of poor performances.
The general notion around Kishan by the end of the season was along the lines of what Jayawardene had said earlier. He is either,…