‘Desi version of Stoinis-Zampa’ – Fans react to viral image of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill having fun time in practice sessions ahead of WTC 2023 final

Ishan Kishan is yet to make his Test debut.

Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill
Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill (Image Source: Twitter)

Team India are gearing up for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final as they will take on Australia at the Oval, from 7-11 June 2023. All players including youngsters like Ishan Kishan and Sgubman Gill are toiling hard ahead of this clash. However, there is a possibility of Ishan Kishan making his Test debut in the final.

Rishabh Pant is not available and KS Bharat is the second choice. But, Ishan’s attacking and aggressive mindset can help him to get a place in the playing XI. But, now some images have gone viral where the southpaw batter was seen having a fun time with Gill during the practice sessions. Seeing that fans went crazy and shared some funny views on social media.

Here is the shared image:

“I don’t have much confidence in Bharat’s batting.” – Harbhajan Singh

Meanwhile, the former Team India spinner, Harbhajan Singh made a U-turn by backing Ishan Kishan in his predicted playing XI in place of KS Bharat. Initially, during an interaction in Star Sports, he batted for Bharat. Harbhajan said: “No, I don’t think so. KS Bharat has been playing for India now. If it were Wriddhiman Saha, then I would say yes, play him. He has more experience and he’s a better keeper. If KL Rahul was fit, I would’ve played him over KS Bharat as well.”

But, in a recent video on his official YouTube channel, Harbhajan said that he is not having so much confidence in Bharat’s batting. He said: “Why Ishan Kishan should be considered ahead of Bharat? I think this will add more strength to batting as Ishan Kishan can tackle the new ball much better than Bharat. He is an opener too and is in good form. So if the second new ball is introduced after 80 overs and Ishan walks out to bat he can play as an opener. Rishabh Pant is an explosive batter and Ishan also has the same quality. Although Bharat is superb behind the wickets, I don’t have much confidence in Bharat’s batting.”

Here is how fans have reacted to the viral image:

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