Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has heaped praise on Ishan Kishan’s attitude. The wicketkeeper-batsman made his debut in 2021 and has already represented India in all three formats.
After impressing in the domestic circuit and IPL, the southpaw made his T20I and ODI debuts in 2021 before finally making his Test debut on the tour of West Indies earlier this year. While he regularly gets picked up in the India squads, he has yet to cement his spot in the playing eleven of any format. The Jharkhand star has played 2 Tests, 27 ODIs, and 31 T20Is so far.
With Rishabh Pant sidelined and KL Rahul struggling with injuries in the recent past, Ishan Kishan regularly got a spot in the playing eleven as he was the preferred replacement. However, things changed after Rahul’s return. During the World Cup, Rahul kept the wickets in all the games while Ishan Kishan played only 2 of the 11 games.
He played those matches only because Shubman Gill was not available and was dropped straightaway once the right-handed batsman returned. Ishan Kishan, however, never complains about not getting a chance in the playing eleven regularly, according to Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ravichandran Ashwin on Ishan Kishan:
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Ravichandran Ashwin stated that Ishan Kishan has a great attitude and he becomes happy whenever the youngster performs well. He also revealed that Ishan Kishan never shies away from helping his teammates.
“Ishan Kishan has a great attitude. I feel happy when he plays well. He’s someone who makes everyone happy, he keeps every player’s bat, gloves and helmets ready and never complains when he sits out,” Ravichandran Ashwin said.
Ishan Kisha is currently busy plying his trade for Team India in the ongoing five-match T20I series against Australia. The southpaw has scored fifties in the first two games of the series, helping Team India win both games. He scored 58 runs in the series opener to help the team chase down 209 runs before scoring 52 runs in the second game where India scored 235/4.