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Ishan Kishan credits seniors for return to form, says ‘blessed to have them in dressing room’

In the first T20I match against Sri Lanka, Ishan Kishan lived up to the faith and confidence shown by Rohit Sharma and the head coach of Indian team Rahul Dravid. He scored 89 runs in 56 balls in India’s 62-run victory against the visiting team.

Ishan Kishan struggled to capitalize on his start in the T20 series against West Indies earlier this month. He scored just 71-runs in three matches at a strike of 85.54. In the post-match press conference, Kishan spoke about how the head coach and the skipper gave him confidence.

“Always a senior player would want a youngster to be in a good head space. Be it (coach) Rahul (Dravid) bhai, Virat (Kohli) bhai or Rohit bhai, they all have passed this phase. They are aware how we feel when we don’t perform well,” said Kishan

“I didn’t do well against the West Indies. They always told me that they know about my talent and what I can do for the team. ‘We trust in you. Never ever you think that we are doubting your abilities,” he added.

“They always help you out with small, small things be it your batting grip or the attacking mindset.”

Rohit Sharma showed faith in the skills of the 23-year-old batsman and kept him as an opener for the first T20I match. He didn’t let go of this chance and also justified his Rs 15.25 crore Indian T20 League price tag. Ishan Kishan said he feels blessed to have senior cricketers in the dressing room as they keep guiding him.

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