Ishan explained the rationale for India’s decision to send him ahead of Kohli as well as the part that the former India captain played in the strategy.
After Mohammed Siraj’s five-wicket haul resulted in West Indies being dismissed for 255 runs, giving the visitors a 183-run advantage in the first innings, Team India went into Bazball mode on Sunday. Yasasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma, the opening combination, sped to a 98-run stand in only 71 balls, with Sharma making his quickest-ever Test fifty. Virat Kohli was anticipated to continue the momentum after the pair were dismissed in consecutive overs after he had struck an incredible century in the first innings. But the Indian squad unexpectedly changed course, and Ishan Kishan exited at position No. 4. Later, the young man explained why India had decided to send him ahead of Kohli and the role.
After Day 4’s proceedings, which were hampered by rain, Ishan said that Kohli had encouraged him to bat at No. 4 and play his natural game.
“”After the rain break, we planned to bat for 10 to 12 overs and score 70 to 80 runs. We sought a 370–380 objective, he continued.
West Indies eventually finished Day 4 with 76 for two, falling short of India’s lofty 365-run target. R Ashwin claimed both wickets. The home team is still 289 runs away from an unlikely victory.