Vishal Mehra ∙ Oct 10 2022, 5:30 AM

IND vs SA 2022: I hit sixes effortlessly why think about strike rotation: Ishan Kishan

image-l92bj2xuIshan Kishan missed out on a century by seven runs [PC: Twitter]

After enduring a lean patch throughout the 2022 season, Ishan Kishan scored an 84-ball 93 for India in the second One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa. His 161-run stand with Shreyas Iyer helped the home side level the series 1-1, with the third and final ODI being held on Tuesday in Delhi.

Kishan missed his maiden international ton by seven runs, giving away a catch in an attempt to pull Bjorn Fortuin over deep mid-wicket. The left-handed dasher scored the majority of his runs through boundaries, which included four 4s and seven sixes.

The 23-year-old after his knock against the Proteas opened up on his approach lately, where he emphasizes hitting boundaries over rotating the strike. 

Kishan on his approach

"Some players have the strength to rotate the strike, my strength is to hit sixes. I hit sixes effortlessly and not many can do that. If I do the job by hitting sixes, there's no need to think about rotating the strike much.

If your strength is hitting sixes then go for it, what's the need of rotating the strike just for the sake of it. But yes there will be time when rotating the strike would be key with wickets falling at the other end,"

The youngster has been guilty of throwing his wicket away several times, trying to hit himself into form, something Kishan is well aware.  He also spoke about working on his shortcomings, which ultimately saw him miss the T20 World Cup 2022 flight as well.

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