Young India wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has been signed up by RISE Worldwide for his global management and marketing representation.
Ishan Kishan signed for RISE Worldwide
Kishan had led India at the Under 19 World Cup in 2016. The southpaw made his India debut in T20Is against the touring England side and followed it up with an ODI cap against Sri Lanka recently.
“As I now make the transition to international cricket, I am happy to have the team at RISE Worldwide support me off the field,” Ishan Kishan said as per ANI reports.
As the 23-year old signed the contract with RISE Worldwide, the team’s top official Nikhil Bardia is happy to have associated with the Indian player.
Formerly known as IMG-Reliance, RISE Worldwide now serves the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan in the Indian team.
Nikhil Bardia, Head of Sponsorship Sales and Talent Division, RISE Worldwide said, “This is a challenging yet exciting era to grow our talent management division and we are delighted to welcome Ishan Kishan to our world-class talent roster at RISE Worldwide. We now have an 8-member strong talent representation, with two of the most dynamic current cricketers, Suryakumar Yadav and now Ishan on-board with us. Since 2016, we have provided representation and management to our athletes and we believe in working with our clients and partners to bring unmatched experiences,” he added.
The stalwart from Jharkhand, Ishan Kishan made his debut T20I against England in March while played his maiden ODI against Sri Lanka in July. The left-handed young player smashed 50 on both his debuts.
“Last couple of years has been an incredible journey for me personally, both as a cricketer and an individual,” said Ishan in a statement.
IPL 2021: In the IPL, he has been a key player for Mumbai Indians. In IPL 2020, he was one of the leading run-scorer for MI and returned with an average of 57.33.