Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja has raised concerns over Team India management for their unfair treatment of Ishan Kishan. He criticized the decision to rest the wicketkeeper batter in the recently concluded T20I series against Australia.
Jadeja stated that the 25-year-old cricketer should’ve played all five matches against Australia as he didn’t get enough games at the World Cup. Notably, Kishan played three games and didn’t find a single chance once Shubman Gill recovered.
“There was a series right after the World Cup. Ishan Kishan played three matches and went home. Was he really that tired after three matches that he needed rest? He didn’t even play a lot of games at the World Cup. He deserved his spot in the playing XI for the first few World Cup matches. How many Indian players have scored a double century on a good day? He can change the game on his day,” Jadeja told Sports Tak.
Ishan Kishan yet to cement his place
Jadeja also highlighted that Kishan has been in and out of the team in the last two years and is yet to become a regular name in the line-up. He also pointed out that Indian cricket rejects players rather than selecting them.
When will he get ready? Will you keep him in on trial all the time? In the last two years, how many games has he played? This problem of Indian cricket is not of today, it is very old that we don’t select (players) but reject them,” he added.
The left-handed batter hammered 110 runs against the Aussies in three outings, including two fifties. He was released from the squad once Shreyas Iyer joined the team for the last three two T20Is. Kishan is part of the T20I and Test squads for the South Africa tour.