Ishan Kishan will get a chance, says Sourav Ganguly after Shubman Gill’s heroics
Former BCCI president and India captain Sourav Ganguly said India opener Ishan Kishan’s time will come when the management will keep faith in another talented youngster Shubhamana Gill in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. However, after skipper Rohit Sharma said that Gill would get a good chance in place of Kishan in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka, many raised questions. Rohit also said that it was unfortunate for Kishan, who scored a double century last year, to miss out as well.
Meanwhile, Shubman Gill stitched a solid 143-run partnership with Rohit Sharma before Virat Kohli’s century helped India post 373/7 in Guwahati. Although Dasun Shanaka scored a century, India beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series as well. However, Kishan scored 210 runs from 131 balls against Bangladesh in Chattogram on 10 December, becoming the youngest and fastest player to score a double ODI century.
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“I am sure he (Kishan) will get a chance. His time will come,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI.
Meanwhile, several former Indian cricketers including Venkatesh Prasad criticized the selection, but Ganguly also maintained a diplomatic approach.
“I don’t know… It’s difficult for me to say. In India, we have too many opinions, let (head coach) Rahul Dravid and (captain) Rohit Sharma decide. People who really play the game should really Let me decide who is the best,” Sourav Ganguly said again.
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During the first ODI, Kohli scored his 45th ODI century and is now just four shy of Sachin Tendulkar’s record of ODI centuries. Asked who is the better of the two, Ganguly said, “It is difficult to answer that question.”
“Kohli is a fantastic player. He has played many such innings, 45 hundreds are not like that. He is a special talent. There will be times when he doesn’t score, but he is a special player,” Sourav Ganguly concluded.