Former India Star Takes Veiled Swipe at Ishan Kishan



Ishan’s absence from international cricket has sparked speculation, with the young wicketkeeper-batsman reportedly dealing with mental fatigue. Despite reports of him training with other players, Ishan has not yet returned to competitive play. Indian head coach Rahul Dravid initially stated that Ishan requested a break, but deviated from this statement later, creating confusion. Former cricketer Irfan Pathan questioned Ishan’s absence, expressing confusion at his ability to practice but not play domestically. With Rishabh Pant still recovering from a car accident, India could have benefitted from Ishan’s inclusion in the squad. Dravid mentioned that the selectors will weigh their options regarding Ishan. Ishan made his Test debut during India’s tour of the West Indies last year.