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Ishan Kishan Ignores Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid’s Advice To Play Ranji Trophy

Team India wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has reportedly ignored head coach Rahul Dravid's advice again ahead of IND vs ENG

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jan 19, 2024 16:18 IST
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The current absence of Ishan Kishan, the wicketkeeper-batsman for the Indian team, is notable. While initially included in the squad for the South Africa tour, Ishan Kishan took a hiatus from cricket, citing mental stress, as reported by sources. Following this, he has not been part of the team, even missing out on the T20 series against Afghanistan. In response, Rahul Dravid had suggested in a press conference that Ishan Kishan should focus on playing domestic cricket, and a return to the national team would be contingent on his performance in that arena.

Ishan Kishan’s Ignoring Dravid’s Advice?

The prospects of Ishan Kishan making a comeback to Team India are increasingly challenging. Despite being slated to play for Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy, Ishan has yet to join the team. Although Rahul Dravid advised him to demonstrate fitness and participate in domestic cricket, Ishan has been conspicuously absent from the Jharkhand squad since his initial Ranji match.

As a result, the speculations regarding Ishan’s return have gained momentum. Team India has enlisted three wicketkeeper-batsmen, KS Bharat, KL Rahul, and Dhruv Jurel, for the upcoming Test series against England.

Recent reports suggested that Ishan Kishan faced disciplinary action from the BCCI for misbehavior, resulting in his exclusion from the team. Disputing these claims, coach Rahul Dravid clarified in a press conference that all reports related to Ishan’s misconduct are untrue. According to Dravid, Ishan had taken a break from cricket due to mental stress.

Nevertheless, despite glimpses of Ishan Kishan engaging in on-field exercises a few days ago, raising hopes of a return, he has now exacerbated his difficulties by missing his first match in the Ranji Trophy.

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First published on: Jan 19, 2024 04:14 PM IST

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