Dinesh Karthik spoke about the quality of Ishan Kishan that makes him class apart from others. He showered praise on Kishan in a Sky Sports show where he applauded Kishan’s fearless approach.
Karthik on Kishan
It was the approach of Ishan Kishan in the second T20I match against England that impressed everyone. It was his debut game for India but the way he played; it gave a glimpse to his fearless nature. Although Virat Kohli also made an unbeaten 73, it was Kishan’s impact that stood out. KL Rahul was gone for a duck and still it was Kishan’s efforts that did not let India go of a strong foundation.
He scored a 32-ball 56, laying the foundation for Kohli to take over later in the chase. Speaking to Sky Sports, Tamil Nadu captain Dinesh Karthik said, “His ability to trust himself to hit those big six irrespective of the ball being bowled is what sets him apart and that’s what a power player is. You want somebody like that at the top of the order who can put pressure on the bowlers. He put pressure from ball one on Jofra.”
Was Toss a Factor?
How important was the toss? Toss has become a topic of discussion. India won the toss last time out and chose to field first. The Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli also admitted that batting in the second half was bit easier.
According to Karthik, “I think both the captains, in spite of the batting, need to practice a lot about winning tosses. I think that’s going to be a critical factor. 6:30 seems to be the time a lot is decided.” However, Stuart Broad who was in the discussion along with Karthik mentioned that nothing takes away India’s efficiency. “It did look like batting a little bit easier but that doesn’t take anything away from the style of the cricket shots that were played. It was beautiful to watch, to be honest, and that’s quite hard to say as an England player and an England fan.”