By India Today Sports Desk: Ishan Kishan revealed the advice he got from Rohit Sharma during the second Test against West Indies, where he scored a whirlwind fifty.
Kishan showcased an impressive performance during the second Test against West Indies with the bat. The 25-year-old scored a rapid half-century, marking his maiden Test fifty. This feat was achieved in just 34 balls, demonstrating his aggressive batting style.
In the second innings, India declared at 181/2, with Kishan scoring an unbeaten 52 off 34 balls. This aggressive batting helped India set a daunting target of 365 runs for the West Indies. However, the match ended up in a draw as Day five was completely washed out and India won the series 1-0.
Speaking after the match, as quoted by Indian Express, Kishan opened up on the support he had received from captain Rohit and said that the opener tries to keep everyone in the comfort zone.
Kishan said that Rohit advised him to play his own game and not to listen to anyone else.
“Rohit Sharma is a very experienced captain. He tries to keep everyone in that comfort zone. When I was going to bat, he just told me ‘You play your own game, play according to your plan and don’t listen to anyone else.’ It is a massive thing to a youngster that a captain is backing you and it motivates you to do well,” he said.
On waiting for his chance to play in the Test side, Kishan said he is taking it one match at a time.
“I think every individual is different. For some it might be frustrating but some take it as a challenge. Maybe I was not doing well and that’s why I wasn’t getting that chance.”
“I take one match at a time. It is a five day game, it challenges you mentally and physically. Instead of thinking too much ahead, I look at the match I am playing. How can I help my captain, while keeping or batting.”