Rohit Sharma helps Ishan Kishan after his blow from Hardik Pandya's throw © BCCI
Rohit Sharma helps Ishan Kishan after his blow from Hardik Pandya’s throw © BCCI

Rohit Sharma silenced his IPL critics with a sublime knock of 52-ball 94 during the Match 14 of VIVO IPL 2018 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). That helped MI post a massive total of 213 on board. While defending 214, Mumbai Indians (MI) were in state of shock when Hardik Pandya threw a quick one to Ishan Kishan during the 13th over. The ball hit Ishan hard on the face that followed with him stepping out of the field after a swollen face for further treatment.

Reserved wicketkeeper Aditya Tare then stepped in as cover and was into action right away by removing Sarfaraz Khan for 5. Rohit, who was adjudged Man of the Match, is hopeful of Ishan recovering ahead of the future IPL matches for MI: “Unfortunate, I have not checked on him because I came here right after the presentation got over. He seems all-right, he has got little swelling in his eyes, which should be ok by tomorrow/ day after, we have got few days before we play the next match on 22nd, we have got 3-4 days, where we will assess and hopefully he will be fine,” MI skipper said during the post-match press conference.

Ishan has so far had a mixed 2018 IPL season with scores of 40, 9, 44 and 0. MI will play their next game on April 22 against Rajasthan Royals (RR)