Ishan Kishan had an outstanding ODI series against the West Indies as the opener smashed back-to-back three half-centuries in the Caribbean Islands. Despite being the leading run scorer in the three-match ODI series, Ishan was not pleased with his match-winning performance in the series decider on Tuesday. Kishan stated that he was not happy with his performance in the series finale after India’s 200-run triumph against the Windies.
Ishan scored 184 runs for India in the three-match ODI series. In addition, the young India opener joined MS Dhoni on an elite list. The 25-year-old left-handed batter became the sixth Indian player to score a half-century or more in all three ODIs. Kishan’s feat was last accomplished by Shreyas Iyer in the 2020 series against New Zealand.
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer commented on Kishan’s recent heroics with the bat, saying the youngster should take notes from Kohli and Rohit. Kishan, according to Jaffer, should have converted his starts into a daddy hundred for the Men in Blue. With three fifties in three games, you could argue that he is the third opener in line going forward, as well as the second wicketkeeper. He didn’t hurt his chances.
However, he must learn to convert those starts into big hundreds. That is what Indian hitters should take away from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Jaffer said.
Not so happy with the finishing that I gave. I was supposed to score big after being set. That’s what my seniors told me, I should’ve stayed in and scored big. That’s what I’ll try next time, Ishan told after winning the Player of the Series award.