Mumbai: Former India batter VVS Laxman called left-handed batter Ishan Kishan ‘a very talented player’ and advocated that he could open the innings for India the shortest format of the game.
Kishan didn’t get a game in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after he scored four runs as an opener in India’s eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand.
Now that India is out of the tourney, the stylish former batter feels that he could be inserted into the playing eleven.
“I think that he is a very talented player. Ishan Kishan is someone who uses the Power-play field restrictions, plays his brand of cricket. Having said that, as Virat Kohli relinquishes his captaincy after that the choice will be Rohit Sharma, he is most destructive and consistent to win matches for India in that position where he goes in as an opener and then KL Rahul we know what a talent he is and what a match-winner he is,” Laxman said during the Game Plan show on Star Sports.