Ishan Kishan recently shared a video of him meditating and engaging in physical activities on the ground, fueling speculation about his absence from the Indian cricket team’s upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan. The Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman has been in Vadodara, honing his skills with teammate Hardik Pandya. Kishan had requested a break due to mental exhaustion after the South Africa tour, but despite expressing a desire to play in the Test matches, his break was denied, and he was removed from the Test squad. He made himself available for the T20Is against Afghanistan but was not selected. The head coach, Dravid, stated that Kishan needs to perform in domestic cricket before being considered for national team selection. With Kishan not participating in the Ranji Trophy, anticipation is growing for his involvement in the upcoming Indian Premier League season.