Ishan Kishan has said that captaining his state team has improved his batting and helped him play well in difficult situations. The Jharkhand skipper scored a heart-warming half-century on his T20 debut game on Sunday, helping India register a 7-wicket victory over England.
“As a captain, you cannot just play your normal game, you have to assess the situation. So it’s a challenging situation. There are some games where you go out to start and smacking the ball from the word but as a captain, you can’t do that as players look towards you as an example,” Ishan said in a virtual press conference.
“So captaining has helped me in my batting, in understanding the situation, trying to finish the game. But I make sure if I get set in upcoming games, I will finish the games,” he added.
Ishan Kishan understands that one doesn’t have a fixed batting position when playing at the international level. The 22-year old too doesn’t think of any batting number and is willing to any position in the line-up.
“You don’t have a fixed spot in a batting lineup when you play international cricket. You keep on floating at different batting positions. So I never think of the batting number, I just play the situation,” said Ishan.
Riding on Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli’s half-centuries, India chased down a 165-run target in just 17.5 overs. Both the teams will now take on each other in the third T20 on Tuesday.