Ishan Kishan stated very few can knock sixes as readily as him and so it makes no sense for him to concentrate on rotating the strike that much. He helped India chase down the 279-run goal in Ranchi rather comfortably in 45.5 over’s by hitting seven sixes in the second ODI against South Africa.
Ishan Kishan is a prime example of a contemporary batter who takes pride in his ability to favor six-hitting over spending hours in the crease taking ones and twos. The left-handed wicketkeeper-batter stated very few can knock sixes as readily as him and so it makes no sense for him to concentrate on rotating the strike that much. In the second ODI against South Africa, he helped India easily chase down the 279-run goal in 45.5 over’s.
To kuch players ka strength hota hai, kini ka strength hota hai chhakka marna, rotate karne ki jaha tak baat hai. Main bohut asaani se maarta hu, toh mere jaisa koi chhakka bhi itni jaldi nahi maar sakta. I have a lot of strength. Toh rotation ka utna sochta nahi hu toh agar main chhakke se hi kar leta hu kaam. (While other players are stronger at rotating the strike, my strength is hitting sixes. Few people can hit sixes as effortlessly as I can. After blasting 93 off 84 balls at his home ground, Kishan declared to the media at the post-match press conference, “If I accomplish the job by hitting sixes, there’s no need to bother about rotating the strike much.
India’s convincing victory to tie the series was largely due to Kishan’s 161-run partnership with Player of the Match Shreyas Iyer, who scored an unbeaten 113 off 111 balls.
However, the rotation in the innings is not as good as it should be, and the wickets are not as good either. Although this may be improved with practice, it is still important to have strong muscles and accurate balls. (If hitting sixes is your forte, go for it; there’s no need to rotate the strike only for show. However, there will be instances when it is crucial to rotate the strike while wickets are falling at the other end, Kishan remarked.
Ishan Kishan’s demise on Sunday, when he was seven runs away from what might have been his first international hundred, was caused by the same six-hitting passion. He was on his knees when a Bjorn Fronting short ball was pulled straight to deep mid-wicket.
Rotation is obviously crucial. I could have scored seven runs and gone for the century if I had taken singles, but I never get in the zone where I have to play for myself. He said, “If I consider my personal score when I am representing my nation, I am disappointing supporters or fans.”
When the Mumbai Indians’ opener was dismissed for 99 in their pursuit of 202 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ishan also missed a century in the IPL 2020.
I was eliminated for 99 in the IPL when we needed five off of two balls. Rotating the strike would have made it more challenging for me to prevail.