IND v ENG 2021: "Looked like he's playing in the IPL," Sehwag likes Ishan Kishan's attitude in debut match for India

Ishan Kishan was the hero for India in the second T20I win over England.

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Former India opener Virender Sehwag loved the attitude of Ishan Kishan in the second T20I against England. He felt the youngster wasn't bothered by the pressure of playing his first match at the international level.

Kishan scored 56 runs off 32 balls in a 165-run chase which India won comfortably by 7 wickets in the 18th over. His innings with a strike-rate of 175 included 5 fours and 4 sixes.

Sehwag was impressed with how Kishan looked unconcerned and treated his debut match for India like just another IPL game. 

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“Everything went well for India. Ishant Kishan’s innings released pressure off from everyone else, because if the top order score runs, then it helps the lower order batsmen. It was a brilliant innings for Kishan,” Sehwag, who was known for his explosive batting, told Cricbuzz.

“One thing I liked about Kishan is that he didn’t think he was playing international cricket – maybe he was thinking he is still playing in the IPL. The way he played his shots, it’s the same way he played in the IPL because he faces similar bowlers in the IPL as well.

"In international cricket, on debut players get nervous, but Ishan Kishan didn’t seem like that at all, that was a good thing,” he added.

With the help of Kishan's half-century and captain Virat Kohli's unbeaten 73 runs, India managed to level the series 1-1 after losing the first match. 

(With Cricbuzz Inputs)

 
 

By Sihyeu Singh - 15 Mar, 2021

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