Ray of light for out-of-favour Ishan Kishan as BCCI secretary chats with him post IPL game | Cricket News

Mar25,2024



New Delhi: Ishan KishanRecently dropped from BCCI's central contract list, found himself busy in talks with the secretary Jai Shah After Mumbai Indians' IPL game on Sunday evening. This gesture can be seen as a ray of hope for the talented wicketkeeper-batsman.
The 25-year-old Jharkhand player, who returned to India during the South Africa tour last year due to travel fatigue, has shown reluctance to play first-class cricket. Despite repeated attempts by the Indian team management to include him, he did not do so. Participate in any Ranji Trophy game this season.
Instead of attending Jharkhand's last Ranji Trophy game against Rajasthan, Ishan was seen practicing with his Mumbai Indians captain. hardik pandya, in Baroda, preparing for IPL. This decision ultimately resulted in his contract being terminated.
Despite returning for an RBI in the DY Patil T20 Cup, his return to elite cricket was disappointing as he was out for a duck against Gujarat Titans.
However, Shah was seen having a light conversation with Kishan and the national captain Rohit Sharma, Though the contents of the discussion are not yet known the almighty secretary meeting a cricketer who had fallen out of favor certainly bodes well for the latter.
Kishan's chances of making a comeback in the T20 World Cup have diminished over the past few months as Rishabh Pant is back in contention and KL Rahul has also made his intentions clear by picking up the big gloves.

Apart from this, Sanju Samson has also made a good start in the IPL, while Dhruv Jurel and Jitesh Sharma are also in the race for the coveted spot in the national team.
But the IPL has given Kishan a big opportunity to make his point by performing consistently, as the selectors travel for select games to assess his World Cup hopefuls.
The best part of Secretary Shah's brief interaction was the presence of national captain Rohit, which effectively meant that Kishan will be judged on his performances, even if his attitude has come under question in the last few months.
MI batting coach Kieron Pollard also backed the embattled opener and said he will do well in the coming matches as he is an “experienced” player in the setup.
“For him, again, he didn't score tonight, so we can look at all kinds of different things, but it's a long tournament, he's an experienced guy in our setup and we expect big things from Ishan.” Let's hope for.”
“He's in a good place, he's been practicing well and performing quite well, so hopefully in the next few games you'll be able to see great performances from him and when he does that you'll all be appreciating his brains.” ” ,” Pollard said.
(With PTI inputs)



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