Watch: Ishan Kishan shows his failed performance on the return of competitive cricket

Ishan Kishan makes return

Indian batsman Ishan Kishan put up a flop performance on his return to competitive cricket and managed 19 runs off 12 balls. Ishan has been out of action from the cricket field since November 2023 and withdrew from the IND vs SA Test Series, IND vs AFG T20I Series and IND vs ENG Test Series due to mental fatigue. Kishan is playing for the Reserve Bank of India in the DY Patil T20 Cup 2024 against Route Mobile Limited.

Chasing 193 runs against Route Mobile Limited, Ishan Kishan could not continue his start and was dismissed by Maxwell Swaminathan after hitting two fours and a six. The RBI team consisted of big names like Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Ankit Rajpoot, Dhruv Shorey and Riyan Parag. Kishan added significant value to the team combination.

His last appearance for India was in a T20I against Australia in November 2023. After that, Kishan withdrew from India’s tour of South Africa, citing mental health issues, sparking a debate on the importance of health. mental in sports.

After the BCCI made it mandatory for Indian cricketers to play domestic cricket who had been off the field for unnecessary reasons. Ishan was supposed to play for Jharkhand again in the Ranji Trophy on February 15, 2024, however, due to mental rigidity, the wicketkeeper-batsman did not do so.

Ishan Kishan was part of India’s 2023 ODI World Cup squad but only played a few matches in the tournament. Kishan later represented India in the T20I series against Australia and played some decent knocks. He was picked for the Test series against South Africa, but was asked to drop his name from the team.

Watch: Ishan Kishan’s batting on the return of competitive cricket

Ishan has faced criticism for his prolonged hiatus from cricket, even though he was not injured. They persuaded him to play in the Ranji Trophy, but he refused, earning him an indirect censure from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Indian team captain Rohit Sharma.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid, while speaking at the press conference ahead of the T20I series against Afghanistan, stated that Ishan Kishan had asked for a break and stated that he would play when he is available for selection. Dravid had said, “Ishan requested a break, which we agreed to in South Africa. We support it. He has not yet made himself available. When he is available, he will play domestic cricket and be available for selection.”

Apart from Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer is also one of those cricketers who got his name back from the Ranji Trophy after being excluded from the Indian team. With Kishan and Shreyas Iyer missing the Ranji Trophy matches despite being fit, BCCI secretary Jay Shah reprimanded the centrally contracted players for avoiding domestic cricket matches.

Jay Shah had said: “They (the players) have already been informed over the phone and I am also going to write letters saying that if their chairman of selectors, their coach and their captain ask for it, then they will have to play red.” cricket ball.”

Ishan Kishan was seen practicing with Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya in Vadodara during his break from international cricket.