The young Indian wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan is now once again in the headlines of the Indian cricketing circuit, among the cricket fans and game experts. It all happened after he failed to make it to India’s squad for the first two Tests of the upcoming five-match series against England, starting on Wednesday, January 24 2024.
The inclusion of uncapped wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel instead of Ishan Kishan also left a lot of fans surprised; they didn’t take long to come up with a lot of reactions while questioning the Indian Cricket Board for ignoring Ishan Kishan from India’s Test squad.
Apart from that, the veteran Test specialist batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane missed a spot in the Test squad for the second consecutive time; last time, it was in the recently concluded two-match Test series against South Africa.
Coming back to Ishan Kishan, last time he was in action for India in the third T20I of the five-match T20I series against Australia. Later, the 25-year-old was at the centre of a lot of discussions among the cricket experts and fans of the game after he withdrew his name from India’s squad from the two-match Test series against South Africa.
Ishan took his name back from the squad citing the mental fatigue and asked for a break from the management and the board. He was replaced by the Bengal wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat as the second wicketkeeping option alongside the star wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul.
Coming back to India’s squad, the team management appointed the star pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah as the vice-captain of the team for this home Test series against England. Apart from that, they have included four specialist pacers including Bumrah, alongside Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah. The batting options for the team will be the skipper Rohit Sharma and former skipper Virat Kohli, alongside Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul.
Here’s how fans reacted to Ishan Kishan not making it to India’s Test squad:
Ishan kishan को इतना ignore क्यु किया जा रहा है, कोई बताएगा । यार कम से कम एक मौका तो दो उसको या सिर्फ बैठाने के लिए रखे हो । रोहित खा गया उसका कॅरिअर उस समय ही लग गया था, जब ईशान को 200 मारने के बाद भी बैठाया गया था ।— Sawarn Of Bharat (@SawarnofBharat) January 12, 2024
Ishan kishan is not stupid to make himself unavailable every time there's a series, no player is dumb enough to drop their name again n again from a series. Yes, every play takes breaks but it's an honour to play in the ict and Ishan for sure doesn't take it for granted.— Isha28💙 (@Ishitasri2937) January 12, 2024
The silence of former cricketers over Ishan Kishan is PROOF that there is massive conspiracy to destroy the career of Ishan Kishan.— chasing_highs (@chasing_highs) January 12, 2024
The order is coming from TOP.
Either Ishan Kishan is still on break or that news is true.— Yash Lahoti (@YvLahoti) January 12, 2024
Ab kya hua ishan kishan ka ab q nhi hai team me 🔥🔥 who aap log bhi kmal krte ho pata nhi aap log kiya krne pe lage ho ishan kishan ke saat me jb who team tha to khelne ke liye nhi milta tha 😡😡 #IshanKishan #bcci— Md Ali Akhtar shaikh (@md_ali_shaikh09) January 12, 2024
Why you dropped Ishan Kishan? Do you want to play politician or player?— Srinivasaraonagina@gmail.com (@Naginasrinivas_) January 12, 2024
Give the correct reason for not selecting ishan kishan there is no way he in not available plzz stop this politics in cricket atleast why are not giving him fair chance— Sakshi Patel (@SakshiPate20176) January 12, 2024
Ishan kishan baba mna kya kiya yrr 😭😭😭— Varinder Bajwa (@Varinde90598971) January 12, 2024
Ishan Kishan Dropped from the Test Squad who is supposed to be back as a wicket keeper.— Akshay (@iamakshaykrish) January 12, 2024
Do you think Ishan Kishan deserves this ?
Doing all the politics with ishan kishan first took him in the squad and never let him play and when he started using opportunities you are not taking him in the squad only— Sakshi Patel (@SakshiPate20176) January 12, 2024
Why ishan kishan is not in the squad— Sakshi Patel (@SakshiPate20176) January 12, 2024