File image of Ishan Kishan© AFP
India’s 15-man roster for the Asian Cup from August 27 to September 11 had many top stars such as Virat Kohli and KL Rahul returning after a hiatus, while there were also some notable omissions. Jasprit Bumrah missed due to injury, and another big name missing was left-handed opener Ishan Kishan. The big-hitting youngster has been a constant on the Indian team lately. However, the re-entry of opener Rahul and the presence of several other top-order options prevented Kishan from being chosen. He wasn’t even mentioned on the three standbys.
After the blunting, Kishan posted a cryptic Instagram story with the lyrics to a rap song called “Bella-Humble Poet”.
The lyrics of the song shared by Kishan read: “Ke ab esa ban na nai/bhalle ghayal ho jaana/tujhe crazy samjhe koi/oh tu firework hi jana/Bella piche rehna magar sab sambhaal lena tu/in sab aage waalo ki traah naa gayaab ho jana/meri benefit sun mein hate deke kahan jaaunga/yaa fir esa kahun hate leke badal jaunga.”
In 2022, Kishan played 14 T20Is and scored 430 runs at an average of 30.71.
India’s selection for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi , Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Three players Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standby.
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