Rishabh Pant was severely injured in a car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30, 2022. The incredible wicketkeeper-batter has been out of action for some time due to injuries
When Rishabh Pant suffered long-term injuries in a serious car accident, there was much speculation about who could replace him. While KS Bharat was named as the new first-choice wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan was named as the backup.
Sheldon Jackson, like any other prolific Ranji Trophy wicketkeeper batter, had every right to be disappointed.
In 15 innings, he scored 588 runs, including a century and four half-centuries. His career high was 160 runs. He is a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Last season, Jackson stole the show with his quick work behind the stumps.
In an interview with Sportskeeda, the veteran explained why he thought the selectors made the right decision in selecting Ishan Kishan as a backup wicketkeeper.
“To be honest, I felt picking Ishan Kishan was the right thing to do. I feel he is very talented and some of the shots that he plays, even when you’re fielding, you promptly say ‘shot yaar!’. I feel the selectors have made a channel that after you do well in Ranji Trophy, you will play for India A and then for India. It has been the same for all. And if you’re getting good results with this process then it’s definitely the right thing to do. The way the Indian team is playing, Ishan fits straight into it, no second thoughts about that.”