“Bazball is good, but only on flat pitches…” Ishan Kishan

India’s Test series victory against West Indies was marred by rain on the final day of play, resulting in a drawn match. Despite the weather disruptions, India’s aggressive cricket on Day 4 saw them achieve the fastest 100 in Test cricket’s history. Ishan Kishan, who scored his maiden Test fifty, talked about the impact of aggressive cricket, making a subtle dig at England’s ‘Bazball’ style of play.

India adopted an aggressive approach on Day 4, displaying their intent to set a challenging target for West Indies. Their aggressive batting allowed them to complete the fastest 100 in Test cricket’s history, leaving viewers in awe of their attacking style.

Viewers compared India’s playing style on Day 4 to ‘Bazball’ due to its explosive nature and fearless approach. Additionally, Ishan Kishan’s impressive performance earned accolades as he scored his maiden Test fifty, further reinforcing the effectiveness of India’s aggressive strategy.
In recent events, Ishan Kishan candidly discussed the impact of ‘Bazball’ in Test cricket and took a subtle dig at England’s style of play. While acknowledging England’s success with their aggressive approach, Kishan noted that such a style is only effective on flat tracks and may not work on pitches with turn and bounce.

According to Kishan, India’s approach to playing aggressive cricket depends on the pitch conditions. He emphasized that while England may excel with their aggressive style on certain pitches, India must assess the situation and adapt accordingly, especially when playing on tracks with significant turn and bounce.

Ishan Kishan highlighted the need to be flexible in their approach and acknowledged that aggressive cricket may not be suitable for every match. Instead, he emphasized playing to the pitch’s strengths and conditions. Kishan also emphasized that the Indian team has a wealth of power hitters who can capitalize on favourable conditions when necessary.

“It is an interesting style of play, but not possible that you play that fast in every game. You have to look at the situation. England are doing well but look at the pitches where they play. Where we play, it is not easy to bat because of turn and bounce.” Ishan stated.

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