Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir wants the Indian team management to back Ishan Kishan ahead of KL Rahul in the upcoming high-voltage Asia Cup Super 4s clash against. Notably, the southpaw has hit four back-to-back half-centuries in the ODI format and is in a rich vein of form. Gambhir believes that he is the ideal batter to have in the team at the moment.
“India will make a huge blunder if they don’t play Ishan Kishan ahead of KL Rahul. The point is, when you’re gearing up to win the World Cup, you don’t see the name, you judge by their form. You choose the player who can perform and win you the World Cup. I feel Ishan Kishan has done everything he needs to do to be a frontrunner,” Gambhir explained in a chat with Star Sports.
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“Just because he is Ishan Kishan and hasn’t played a lot of international cricket, you’re saying that KL Rahul should play before him. But if Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma were in place of Ishan Kishan, would KL Rahul be able to replace them? The answer is ‘no’,” Gambhir asserted.