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The curious case of Ishan Kishan: What happened to star India batter?

The curious case of Ishan Kishan: What happened to star India batter?

Notably, Ishan Kishan is currently training independently, ignoring Dravid's Ranji advice. With Bharat struggling in the Tests, it was his chance to shine.

Ishan Kishan, India’s dynamic wicketkeeper-batter, has become a puzzling figure in recent times. Absent from the field since October, his extended break sparks debate and raises questions about his India future.

Ishan Kishan hasn’t graced the cricket pitch since the first three T20Is against Australia. He opted out of the South Africa tour despite being in the Test squad, citing the need for a break.

He has also skipped Jharkhand’s ongoing Ranji Trophy matches, leaving everyone guessing.

Mixed Signals:

Coach Rahul Dravid assures there are no disciplinary issues, but cryptic social media posts fuel speculation. Some suspect mental fatigue, while others wonder if franchise cricket takes precedence for Ishan Kishan.

BCCI Whispers:

His omission from the World Cup after Shubman Gill’s recovery and Jitesh Sharma’s preference in South Africa suggest a struggle for a permanent spot. Training privately with Hardik Pandya adds to the confusion.

Reports claim BCCI selectors are unhappy with Kishan’s disregard for domestic cricket, crucial for T20 World Cup selection. Jitesh Sharma or Sanju Samson might already be preferred choices.

Ishan Kishan walking a tightrope

Some advocate patience, while others question the leniency shown towards a contracted player like Kishan. His silence towards the Board’s Ranji request hints at potential discord.

Notably, Ishan Kishan is currently training independently, ignoring Dravid’s Ranji advice. With Bharat struggling in the Tests, it was his chance to shine.

Whispers of Unhappiness:

Reports suggest Kishan wasn’t happy with Jitesh Sharma’s selection over him in South Africa, leading to his exit. However, the BCCI denies any discord.

By ignoring suggestions, Kishan might be jeopardizing his chances. With no injury, his absence raises eyebrows.

Unanswered Questions:

The Kishan saga leaves many curious: Where is he? When will he return? Can he reclaim his national spot? Only time will tell, but his return will be under intense scrutiny in a cricket-mad nation seeking answers.

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