Ishan Kishan: It remains to be seen whether BCCI gives contract to Ishan or not

New Delhi:

Ishan Kishan:

Team India's star-wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan, who has been involved in controversies for the last several months, returned to play competitive cricket on Tuesday after a long time, but his return was not memorable.

Ishan Kishan has been away from active cricket since returning home from the South Africa tour.

But due to not playing Ranji Trophy matches and working on fitness during this period, his name got so entangled in controversies that now even his annual contract with BCCI is under threat.

Ishan is in "C" category and gets Rs 1 crore annually from the board.

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couldn't cross the circle

On his return, Ishan came to play a tournament match at DY Patil ground on Tuesday.

Ishan scored 19 runs on 12 balls.

In this, he entertained the audience by hitting two fours and a six, but while trying to hit Maxwell Swaminath's ball, Ishan was caught by the fielder standing at the thirty-yard circle.

His team RBI was chasing 193 runs and he was out in the fourth over. 

Didn't listen to Dravid 

A few days ago, the Indian management had clearly said that if Ishan has to make a comeback in Team India, then he will have to play cricket at some level.

At that time Ranji Trophy was going on and Jharkhand team was also playing, but instead of listening to the management, Ishan thought it better to work on his fitness to prepare for IPL.

On BCCI's question about playing in the last round of matches, Ishan replied, 'He is not ready for red-ball cricket and is working on his technical aspects.'