Hitting the ball in 4th place, Rishabh Pant hit 11 (9) before participating in a out of luck in Ahmedabad. Ishan Kishan, meanwhile, opened the half and scored a steady goal with 36 28 tackles, including two quads and a six, before misplacing a sweep to the back of the square foot. In the end, India shot down the tiny target that ran 177 rounds with 22 bullets in reserve.
Pollock was impressed with how Ishan Kishan, who is usually an aggressive player, “tried to recover himself”. The former South Africa captain compared the born Bihar to Rishabh Pant, who, according to him, tends to be unadaptive to situations and “one-sided” with his past hits.
Speaking on “Cricbuzz Chatter” after the game, Pollock said:
“I think we can be a bit critical of Rishabh Pant at times, who tends to be a bit one-sided when it comes to the way he plays. He likes to be very aggressive and even when the situation doesn’t force him to do it. that, he went the same way… I think I’m pretty impressed that he managed to rehabilitate himself.”
“The situation does not require him [to go after the bowlers]. We knew he could do that role, we saw that in the IPL, in the T20s. But it’s good to see a guy of that age be able to tailor what he needs in a game and be able to say, ‘Okay, my teammates are going at 100 mph, I don’t need to. must accept the risk; I’ll wait for the ball to fail and do my job from there'”
While Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan both have similar styles, the former has come under more scrutiny as his Experimental career often swings between the extremes of boldness and sloppiness.
India’s recent test trip to South Africa is a prime example of the same. The youngster threw his bat to a three-ball duck in the second test at a pivotal moment, playing a role in India’s defeat. But he scored a staggering 100 on the Third Test in an even more complicated setting.
“Tick a box” – Dinesh Karthik ponders Ishan Kishan’s approach
Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik also takes Ishan Kishan’s approach in the same interaction. He was impressed with the youngster’s defensive play and how he was “aggressive” by limiting his game to the situation.
“With Ishan Kishan, the interesting thing is [him] put his defensive technique first, didn’t risk too much and just played with the situation and played a beautiful second dribble for Rohit which was clearly needed in the hour… He just check a box in the sense that he made sure there was a required partnership and that he was ready and did what was required for Team India. “
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India and West Indies next will lock horns during the second ODI at the same venue on Wednesday, 9th February.
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