To be chosen for India is a surreal feeling for younger wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, who acquired his maiden call-up for the upcoming T20I sequence towards England, scheduled to begin from March 12 on the newly-constructed Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Ishan’s choice got here hours after his blistering 94-ball 173 towards Madhya Pradesh within the Vijay Hazare. Together with Ishan, his Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Rahul Tewatia additionally earned maiden India call-ups.
22-year-old Ishan took it to Twitter to specific his delight. He additionally thanked everybody for his or her messages. The explosive left-hander had an excellent season with Mumbai Indians (MI) within the UAE final yr, the place he scored 516 runs from 14 matches and completed as the highest run-getter for the Mumbai outfit.
“The previous few days I really feel overwhelmed with all of your love. Your assist means a lot to me. Thanks for all the type messages you have got despatched me. It feels very particular. Enjoying for India has at all times been an enormous dream for me and to be chosen for #TeamIndia is a surreal feeling,” Ishan wrote in a tweet.
He added, “I’ll goal to proceed to work laborious and enhance. #Grateful.”
Ishan will change Sanju Samson because the back-up wicketkeeper of the facet as Rishabh Pant returned to the limited-overs set-up after delivering spectacular performances in Australia.
India’s T20I squad for England sequence: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.