Vishnu Vinod - A seamless player from Mumbai Indians IPL TeamPlaying extraordinary shots and covering all ground with batting excellent shots, Vishnu Vinod has made a name for himself during the current IPL 2023 season. Hailing from Kerala, the batsman has been coached by Tinu Yohannan.
Tinu Yohannen first saw Vishnu batting about 6 to 7 years back. He had been with the Kerala state team for more than 8 years. His major break into international cricket has been with the IPL Mumbai Indians team. Similar to MS Dhoni, Vishnu wanted to open the innings for his team. But MS Dhoni fits almost anywhere. Vishnu could not make a mark as an opener. Many times he was the last person to come in. It was then that coach Tinu suggested coming in at the 3-down or the 4-down position. The middle order seemed good for him, where the initial pressure has reduced, power play is completed and a more settled kind of play is necessary to bring in the runs.
With this level of play, Vishnu comes in the similar line of MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant who have held the middle order through the last decade.
The future for Vishnu Vinod seems bright. His consistency in state-level champions, Ranji's trophies and now the IPL paves his path towards the international cricket team of India. Time will tell us how
the Left-handed batsman's potential will keep him going through his cricket career in India. The uncapped potential and youngster energies will be the best to make use of the wicketkeeper-batsman in the near future.