Reasons behind Why Ishan Kishan Rejected BCCI Order To Play Ranji Trophy
Posted on July 8, 2024 by cbtfhome

The young wicketkeeper batter of India, Ishan Kishan, has opened up about taking a break from international cricket, which led to his ouster from the team. during the third T20I of a five-match series against Australia in November last year. He last played for India. Ishan was then named for the subsequent tour of South Africa but opted out of the Test series due to personal reasons. After taking a short break, Kishan also decided to skip Ranji Trophy matches, which led to the BCCI removing him from the central contract list.
At that time, Rahul Dravid, who was the head coach of India, suggested that if Kishan wanted to make a comeback, he must feature and perform in domestic matches.
Although his decision to skip domestic matches led to severe criticism, Kishan has now revealed that he was not in the right frame of mind to play Ranji Trophy games.
Kishan said, “I took a break, and I think it was normal. There is a rule that if you want to make a comeback, you must perform in domestic cricket. It is as simple as that. Now, it was very different for me to play domestic cricket, as it was not making any sense. I was not in a frame of mind to play, and that is why I took a break from international cricket. It doesn’t make sense that you take a break from international cricket and then go and play domestic matches. Fir toh aap international hi khelte (then I could have continued playing for India).