Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has slammed the young Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan for not playing in the Ranji Trophy for his team. Pathan is surprised that Kishan is fit to take part in the practice session and not play the domestic matches from Jharkhand.
Ishan Kishan has left many puzzled with his recent actions. The wicketkeeper-batsman withdrew from the Test series against South Africa and has remained inactive, attributing his absence to mental fatigue.
The India team management has explicitly communicated to Ishan Kishan that in order to stage a comeback, he must participate in some competitive cricket to earn a place back in the national team. However, Ishan Kishan has not agreed to this suggestion.
According to a recent report, Ishan Kishan has been reportedly training with the Pandya brothers in Baroda. This development has generated considerable excitement, especially considering the India team’s current need for a wicketkeeper-batsman in the ongoing Test series against England after the continuous struggle by KS Bharat.
Irfan Pathan used his X account to give a statement on Ishan Kishan where he wrote, “Finding it perplexing how someone can be fit enough to practice but not play domestic cricket. How does this even make sense?”
Finding it perplexing how someone can be fit enough to practice but not play domestic cricket. How does this even make sense?
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 10, 2024
KS Bharat has faced difficulties in finding his form with the bat and scoring runs for the team when needed. However, due to a shortage of options, the team has persisted with him primarily for his wicket keeping skills.