Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has raised a question about players training with intensity but aren’t playing in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2024. Recently, India wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan hasn’t been playing in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. Despite being out of the game since November last year, he has shown reluctance to play the game after pulling out of the Test series against South Africa.
Even India head coach Rahul Dravid had recently said that it is important for Kishan to play in the Red-Ball format at the national level. “There is way back for anyone and everyone. I don’t want to go on labouring about the Ishan Kishan point. Have tried to explain this as best as I can, the point was he had requested a break, we were happy to give him the break,” Dravid said in his post-match press conference on Monday after India’s victory.
“Whenever he is ready, I didn’t say he has to play domestic cricket, I said whenever he is ready, he needs to play some cricket and come back. The choice is his. We are not forcing him to do anything,” he added. “We are in touch with him, it is not that we have not been in touch. He has not yet started playing right so at the moment it is not something we can consider. Because you know he maybe he is not ready. He decides when he wants to be ready. We have got options with Rishabh injured and stuff. I am sure the selectors will weight all options,” he said.
Did Irfan Pathan take an indirect dig at Ishan Kishan?
In a tweet, the two-time World Event winner said that he can’t make sense of the fact that a player seems to be fit enough to practice but not get some match time. Kishan is training with the likes of Pandya Brothers in the Kiran More Academy but didn’t play a game or two for his state-team, Jharkhand.
This is how Twitter reacted
Ishan kishan should retire along with pandya
They are disgrace to Indian cricket
IPL over India is not acceptable
— Secular Chad (@SachabhartiyaRW) February 10, 2024
A hefty IPL contract and backing by the new skipper of the franchise is more than enough for the said cricketer to skip domestic cricket.
It’s our mistake that we are trying to find sense in these decisions.
— Avinash Kr Atish (@Avinashkmratish) February 10, 2024
Ishan kishan have some problems with Management
— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash08) February 10, 2024
– Ishan Kishan, Indian wicket-keeper, on break from international cricket since South Africa tour in December due to personal reasons.
– Despite Indian management’s advice, Kishan yet to make himself available for domestic cricket selection.
– Kishan training with… pic.twitter.com/DdC0ABDyGo
— IPL Scoop (@Ipl_scoop) February 10, 2024
Kishan has been dropping off far consistently. He made 200 then got dropped
Played critical innings vs Pakistan of 80 odd in Asia cup still didn’t get consistent chance
Some times you get demotivated and it takes a toll on your well being
— ICT Fan (@Delphy06) February 10, 2024
Makes sense as he is in tiff with the management and mainly looks like he has had a fallout with #hitman – so the way he is snuggling to the future indian and current #MumbaiIndians captain its clear now there are 2 camps within Indian team and #MI – Today or tomorrow #Hitman…
— Akshay Shah – Founder CEO, iWebTechno | GenZDealZ (@AkshayiWeb) February 10, 2024
Ishan kishan Most Debatable Topic ??? Now Days
— Ajay Gautam (@gautam_ajay007) February 10, 2024
Let the so called players not considered for any of international matches….let them play IPL!!??
— Indosapien?? (@kkspeaks) February 10, 2024
Rohit Sharma said, “The hardest job as a leader is getting everyone to do what u want them to do.
Becz every player come with different mindest & they want to do what they want.
That’s what we talk to them becz it’s a team game, I try to give players that freedom & confidence”.
— Cricket Wala (@asghar_muh88722) February 10, 2024
Well, sometimes players may be fit enough to practice but not play domestic cricket due to various reasons. It could be related to their performance, team dynamics, or even strategic decisions made by the team management. It’s definitely a complex situation, but that’s how the…
— Sa B iR (@Sa_BiR1) February 10, 2024