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Ishan Kishan not thinking about T20 World Cup spot following match-winning 69 against RCB

Published at :April 12, 2024 at 6:06 PM
Modified at :April 12, 2024 at 6:06 PM
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Utkarsh Rathour


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Ishan Kishan has scored 161 runs in five games in the IPL 2024 so far.

Mumbai Indians (MI) star opener Ishan Kishan played a blistering knock of 34-ball 69 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in match No. 26 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 11.

However, after Mumbai hammered Bengaluru by seven wickets, Kishan said during his post-match presentation that he was not thinking about the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The upcoming marquee event will be played in the USA and the West Indies in the month of June.

Earlier, the MI wicket-keeper batter had lost BCCI’s central contract after not following BCCI’s instructions to play in the Ranji Trophy 2023–24. Surprisingly, even after losing his central contract, Kishan is still a contender for the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2024.

It’s not in the hands of the players: Ishan Kishan on ICC T20 World Cup 2024 selection

After smashing a crucial half-century against RCB, Kishan said that the selection for the upcoming showpiece event is not in the hands of the players. The left-handed batter added that he is taking things lightly at the moment and also taking one match at a time.

“About the World Cup, it is not in my hands and I am taking things very easy right now. You have to take one match at a time. One needs to understand that a lot is not in the hands of the players,” Ishan Kishan said during post-match presentation on Thursday.

Taking one game at a time: Ishan Kishan

The MI opener has smashed 161 runs in five games in the IPL 2024. His average is 32.50, with a mind-blowing strike rate of 182.95 and one half-century to his name so far.

Speaking after the match against Bengaluru, Kishan further added that his main motto is to help his team, and he doesn’t want to overstep as IPL is a big tournament.

“It [the IPL] is a long big tournament and you do not want to overstep. I am just taking one game at a time and [my motto is] however I can help the team, let’s do it,” Kishan added.

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