Indian wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan recently made his Test debut during the two-match Test series against West Indies. The southpaw got his career off to a good start in the longest format of the game scoring a half century in his second match. The 25-year-old has been on a roll in his career as he ended 2022 on a high note notching up the fastest double hundred in ODI cricket against Bangladesh in Chattogram.
Commenting on Kishan’s treatment by the Indian team management, former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt recently said that it will hamper his confidence big time as no matter what he does he will be treated as a second option.
“I absolutely agree (that India’s experiment with Ishan was confusing). One guy being dropped after scoring 200… what’s the point? Either they accept the fact that he is second option, even if he scores 1000 runs in a single innings. That never gives you the feeling of being the best, that never gives you the feeling that you will be rewarded for your performances. Currently, the feeling is no matter what you do, you will be the second option,” Butt said on his official YouTube channel.
Further speaking, Butt took an indirect dig at Rohit Sharma saying that some players have been around for a long time but fail under pressure.
“He is not a bench strength level anymore. He’s more than that. Secondly, I accept that Rohit is a big player, but some players are there who have been around for a long time but when pressure gets to them, they can’t deliver. Especially at the knock-out stages, this is something that has to be worked on,” Butt further said.