Chattogram, Bangladesh: Opening the innings in the third ODI against Bangladesh, Ishan Kishan scored a remarkable 210 off 126 balls. Batting in the absence of regular opener Rohit Sharma, the Ranchi boy made full use of the opportunity given. With this, the lefty batter has announced his candidature for the opening spot.
Moreover, with out-of-form KL Rahul and dim Rohit Sharma, India has been struggling with the opening spot. Given the fickle form of the current Indian openers, the opening position will be a matter of concern for the head coach Rahul Dravid, ahead of the World Cup on home soil.
“Batting position, I think, other players also come through having batted at different positions. So being a young player, I can’t complain and demand that you must bat me at this particular position. At this level, it’s about making use of the opportunities that are provided to you. That’s how big players are made.
Rahul Dravid was very happy. He also knows that he isn’t able to give a chance to everyone who wants to play, who wants to do well. Because we already have such a good side.”Kishan said in the post-mach press conference.
When asked about whether this innings assure him a spot in the team, Ishan Kishan stated, “I don’t know, I don’t think these things. All I can do is perform when I get a chance. I don’t want to talk, I want to let my bat do the talking. Whether there is a place for me or not.”
Rohit Sharma welcomes the centurion Ishan Kishan to the 200-run club
Indian captain Rohit Sharma congratulates the young Ranchi boy and welcomes him in the 200-run club via an Instagram post. With his 210, Ishan Kishan became only the fourth Indian batter to reach the milestone. While Rohit Sharma himself missed out the final ODI against Bangladesh due to a severe hand fracture he had acquired on the previous India vs Bangladesh game. The senior player took a step to hail the man of the hour.
Indian skipper wrote, “Yeh club ka mazza alag hai Ishan Kishan”, to welcome his Mumbai Indians teammate. To which Ishan Kishan replied, “Maza hi maza hai”.