My strength is to hit sixes so why think about rotating strike: Ishan Kishan | Cricket News


RANCHI: flamboyant Indian paste Ichan Kishanwho missed his first international century by seven points, believes there is no need to swing the strike when you can “hit six effortlessly” as he does.
The 24-year-old wicket-striker, who plays as a specialist hitter in the No. 3 ODI series against South Africa, broke a 93 from 84 balls to set up the 279-run pursuit of the India before Shreyas Iyer finished the formalities with an undefeated 113 on 111 balls.
“Some players have the strength to spin the hit, my strength is to hit six. I hit six effortlessly and not many people can do it. If I get the job done by hitting six, there is no need to think about spinning the shot a lot.” said Kishan during the post-game media interaction.

“If your strength hits six then go for it, what’s the point of spinning the strike just for fun. But yes there will be a time when spinning the strike is key with wickets falling at the other end “, said Kishan. .
“Obviously rotation is very important. Seven points, I could have taken singles and gone for the century but I never get into an area where I have to play for myself. If I think about my individual score, when I represent my country, then I let the fans down.”
Ishan also missed a hundred IPL 2020 when the Mumbai Indians fly-half came out for 99 in their 202 chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“We needed five out of two and I went out for 99 in the IPL. If I had thought about rotating the strike it would have been tough to win.”
“Obviously it’s disappointing to miss a hundred but I think 93 was a big contribution to the team. It was very important to give momentum to the team and keep the team in the game. zone so that there is less pressure on the next hitters,” he said. said.
Kishan, who played in the last edition of the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, has been overlooked for the next edition following an ordinary season in this year’s IPL.
“Obviously it hurts not to be in the squad for a big tournament like the World Cup.”

Kishan admitted he had some ‘shortcomings’ for which he had to miss the World Cup in Australia.
“But I think I have shortcomings that the coaches would have noticed, so it’s about improving myself.”
“Upset by comments that we are a B side”
India bounced back to level the series 1-1 after their overthrow in Lucknow where they lost the first ODI by nine points.
With Rohit Sharma and Co already in Australia for the T20 World Cup, India’s fringe players are in action against the Proteas in the three-game ODI series.

“I’ve heard people say we’re the B side, we’re not so capable of beating South Africa at full strength. I heard those comments and we’re really upset about that, so we wanted to play our A-game today. .
“We lost the first game and we really wanted to win so we could fight in the next one,” he said.
Speaking about his 161-point partnership with Iyer, he said: “They had two left arm spinners, so as a southpaw it was up to me to take risks and attack their bowlers.
“I’ve played so many games here and I know the wicket very well. I knew it would slow down in the second leg, but after playing Keshav Maharaj I knew this counter didn’t have much to offer. We just wanted to try our luck before the ball got old.”



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