Opinions may be divided on Ishan Kishan’s exclusion from the playing XI, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the flamboyant wicket-keeper batsman will have to bide his time. Because Shubman Gill is doing better for the team at the moment.
Former BCCI president Ganguly said, “I am sure Kishan will get a chance. His time will come.”
Let us tell you that the left-handed batsman created history against Bangladesh in Chittagong on 10 December. Ishan Kishan scored 210 off 131 balls, becoming the youngest player to score the fastest double century in ODIs.
In such a situation, he was given a place in the Indian team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, but Shubman Gill got a chance as an opener in the first match of the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Guwahati on Tuesday.
Many former players had criticized
Several former cricketers including Venkatesh Prasad criticized Team India’s decision to drop Kishan for the Guwahati ODI, but Ganguly remained silent. Ganguly said, “I don’t know, it is difficult for me to say. In India, we have too many opinions, let Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma decide. The people who actually play the game should actually decide who is the best.”
Comparison of Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar
When asked about the comparison between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar, Ganguly said, “It is difficult to answer this question. Kohli is a great player. He has played many such innings, 45 centuries are not made like this. He is a very talented player. There will be times when he doesn’t score, but he is a special player.”
On Rishabh Pant’s unavailability in IPL, Ganguly said, we will do our best with whatever team we have. Every time there is a challenge, we had a different team in 2019. I will be back with the think tank of the IPL franchise for three years and we will try to do well this time.