Ishan Kishan is indeed a genuine example of a modern-day batter. He is someone who prefers hitting sixes more than just standing on the crease for hours. Kishan isn’t someone who will be satisfied by ones and twos. He moreover is proud of this character. His love for six hitting daw proofs on the second ODI. India had to chase 279 against South Africa in Ranchi. With the likes of Kishan and Iyer, India chased down the target in 45.5 overs.
Kishan in the post match conference said,
“Some players have the strength to rotate the strike, my strength is to hit sixes. I hit sixes effortlessly and not many can do that. If I do the job by hitting sixes, there’s no need to think about rotating the strike much.”
If your strength is hitting sixes then go for it, what’s the need of rotating the strike just for the sake of it: Ishan Kishan
Kishan smashed 93 off 84 balls. He stood at home ground creating 161-runs partnership with Shreyas Iyer. The later stood unbeaten at 113 off 111 balls. Its Shreyas’ 2nd ODI century, and this got him the player of the match. Not only that, the Kishan-Iyer duo levelled the series by 1-1 by registering a comfortable win.
“If your strength is hitting sixes then go for it, what’s the need of rotating the strike just for the sake of it. But yes there will be time when rotating the strike would be key with wickets falling at the other end.”
His lust for six hitting cost him his wicket the last day. While batting at 93, he pulled the short ball but got caught at the deep mid wicket.
“Obviously rotation is very important. Seven runs, I could have taken in singles and gone for the century but I never go into a zone where I’ve to play for myself. If I think of my individual score, when representing my country, then I’m letting down the fans.”
Ishan also missed an IPL century in 2022. It was a MI match against RCB. MI was chasing 202, with Ishan contributing 99 runs in the chase.
“We needed five off two balls and I got out for 99 in the IPL. If I thought about rotating the strike, then it would have been difficult to win.”
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