India’s young wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan has been included in the Test team for the first time in 2023. Kishan was selected in the Test squad for the first pair of Tests against Australia, a series starting in February 2023. An excited Kishan talks to Shubman Gill about the moments of his call-up and reveals how his father was excited about his selection. Kishan spoke at length in a video uploaded by the BCCI and explained his love for red-ball cricket.
“I am very happy. Whenever I was doing well in white-ball cricket, my father used to say that Test cricket is the real thing. He says that Test cricket has real challenges, it tests the skills of the batsmen. And playing Test cricket is a big deal. “I am very happy to be in the Test team because people see it as the real game. I will try my best to do well.”
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“I called home and told them the news. My dad was very excited and told me to work hard like this,” reveals Kishan of his conversation.
Kishan has not been picked by the Indian team since scoring a double century against Bangladesh in the ODI format. The batsman went back to Ranji cricket and got some playing time before being called up for the Australia Test matches. The batsman spoke about his condition and why he has a more mature approach towards the red ball.
“I love playing with the red ball. The ball swings a bit, people sledge, you have time and the pressure is less and that’s why I love playing,” Kishan spoke about his time with the Ranji team. Of. “With my batting position in Tests, it is important to understand the position. If I go to the middle and play like I usually do (hitting bog shots), it will frustrate the team,” said Kishan.
Kishan said about playing the situation, ‘I have experience now that instead of hitting sixes, you try to put the team in a good position by playing intelligently.’ There is a big difference between white and red ball cricket. In white ball the ball doesn’t swing much, but with red ball you have to use your brain more and you can’t show the enthusiasm of your youth,” Kishan said with a laugh.