Viral Video: Ishan Kishan Imitates Lasith Malinga's Bowling Action; Mumbai Indians' Bowling Coach Amused

Viral Video: Ishan Kishan Imitates Lasith Malinga's Bowling Action; Mumbai Indians' Bowling Coach Amused

Mumbai Indians' bowling coach Lasith Malinga as Ishan Kishan imitates his bowling action ahead of IPL 2024.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Friday, March 15, 2024, 12:16 PM IST
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Ishan Kishan and Lasith Malinga. | (Credits: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians' keeper-batter Ishan Kishan pulled off a hilarious mimicry of the franchise's fast-bowling coach Lasith Malinga in a video published by their official social media handle. The youngster put on a wig and replicated Malinga's famous action, with the former Sri Lankan great watching him in amusement.

Malinga, who made his first international appearance in 2004, was best known for his toe-crushing yorkers with his slinging arm action. The 40-year-old served as the spearhead of Sri Lanka and Mumbai Indians for a long time before shifting his focus on coaching teams.

Apart from Ishan Kishan imitating Malinga, the video also displayed the latter meeting the junior cricketers. There were also a few snippets of the practice session, involving Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Shreyas Gopal.

Important tournament for Ishan Kishan:

Meanwhile, IPL 2024 looms as a crucial tournament for the Jharkhand-born cricketer, having not played any cricket since the T20I series against Australia after the World Cup. With the left-hander skipping the South Africa tour and the following home Test series against England, citing mental fatigue, he left the BCCI bitter, leading to his omission from the central contracts list.

With the competition heating up for spots in the T20 World Cup 2024, the 25-year-old will be keen to prove himself and win his place back. The five-time champions will kickstart their campaign against the Gujarat Titans on March 24th at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat.

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