Young India wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has shared that he has always believed in playing an aggressive brand of cricket. He said this after his stunning display in India’s second ODI against South Africa on Sunday (October 9). Although he missed his maiden ODI ton by a mere margin, as he scored 84-ball 93. He hit seven sixes while chasing 279 as well.
Ishan Kishan revealed at the post-match press conference: “You asked me about strike rotation. When I got out for 99 in an IPL game, we required five runs off two deliveries. If I thought about rotation during that situation, it would have been difficult to win. When it comes to strike rotation, few players have that strength, while others’ is to hit sixes. Not many can hit sixes as immediately as I can and I do it easily. That’s my strength and if my job gets done by hitting sixes, I don’t think much about strike rotation.”
Ishan Kishan also shared the importance of rotating strikes in the game.
He shared: “Yes, there will come a time when rotation will be required and wickets might have fallen at the other end, that practice is also crucial. That will come with practice sessions and how we do in them. However, if the strength is striking big and the ball is there to be hit, there is no need to rotate strike. Just hit sixes.”
Ishan Kishan also stated that the comments about their inability to beat a full-strength South African team helped the do well in the second match as well. He also said that India’s batting unit should win the series as well. The third and final match will be played on Tuesday, October 11, in Delhi.
“I heard people talking about the fact that we are a B-side and that we are not so capable of beating South Africa’s A side. I heard these comments and I was really upset about it, so we also wanted to play our A-game today. Also, because we lost the first game and wanted to win this one, we can fight in the next one. Hopefully, we’ll win the next match as well. The kind of form Iyer is batting and Sanju bhai is batting [in]… Everyone is in their prime form, so [our] target is on the next game,” Ishan Kishan concluded.