Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw played brilliant innings in the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka. While Shaw scored 43 off just 24 balls, Kishan went on to accumulate 59 runs off just 42 balls.
Shaw added 58 runs with skipper Shikhar Dhawan for the first wicket. Kishan and Dhawan added 85 runs for the second wicket. Harbhajan Singh feels the duo will be hard to ignore for the T20 World Cup this year.
“You can judge a player on his performances. The way Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan have batted in an international game shows how capable they are and it will be difficult to ignore them for the T20 World Cup. If you want to win the World Cup you need players like these. They don’t see who is bowling in the opposition. They just back their natural game,” Harbhajan said on Sports Tak.
Apart from praising the two young stars, Bhajji also stated that Suryakumar Yadav has booked his place for the T20 World Cup.
“They should not be ignored based on their performances. Even if selectors have to replace a senior player, they should go ahead and do it. I also feel Suryakumar Yadav has sealed his place for the T20 World Cup. He not only plays an attacking brand of cricket but is also capable of preserving his wicket and scoring quickly at the same time,” Harbhajan said.