Team India opener Ishan Kishan was one of the players who used to be with the team more or less regularly since the last T20 World Cup and whenever the first-choice openers were not available, Ishan used to open for India most of the time in the T20 format of the game. But, as the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup came close, the management decided to drop him for some reason even though he did well.
However, the team management used several opening options within a short span and also promoted Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav at the top of the order, despite them being middle-order batters for most parts of their international careers as well. While Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav opened the batting, Ishan Kishan was a part of India’s T20I squad till the recently-concluded West Indies series. However, when the Asia Cup squad was announced, Ishan Kishan failed to get a place, even in the backup.
With the former Indian captain Virat Kohli and the current vice-captain KL Rahul returning to the side, they are expected to bat in the top 3, Deepak Hooda was also picked before Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan for a backup slot in the top 3 as well. And, Shreyas Iyer was named among the three backup players for the tournament with Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel as well.
Meanwhile, this made Ishan Kishan a bit hurt and it is reflected in one of the stories that he shared on his Instagram account recently as well. The Instagram story is a part of the rap which says a person not to repeat the mistake of being soft in any situation and rather turn himself into a beast as well. However, he would like to return with a bang on the upcoming Zimbabwe tour where he will play in the ODI series as a wicketkeeper-batsman.