IND Vs NZ 1st ODI : Former Indian Cricketers criticize Ishan Kishan’s Fake appeal

IND Vs NZ 1st ODI : Watch former Indian players criticize Ishan Kishan's Fake appeal

After beating the Lankan Lions in the first ODI Series of the year, India kept their momentum and form intact against the Kiwis. The hosts defeated the visitors by just 12 runs and New Zealand will be gutted to lose the match because they almost registered a famous win.

Micheal Bracwell had almost given the Kiwis a perfect series opener but Shardul Thakur’s comeback in the final over of the match spoiled all the hard work that Bracewell had put up. Chasing a gigantic total of 350 runs is not an easy task but for most parts of the match, India had the edge.

But an incident which gained a lot of traction yesterday was Ishan Kishan who was taking care of the Wicket-keeping position. The Left-handed explosive Batter had a very quiet day with the bat unlike and failed to carry the momentum from his previous innings which saw him smack the fastest Double-century.

However, in the second innings, Ishan Kishan was heavily criticized after he removed the bells without the ball in his hand. He attempted this while Tom Latham was batting. The Kiwi had had defensed the ball and that’s when Kishan decided to prank Latham.

Kishan fooled Latham to think the batter himself got hit-wicket but video evidences later on showed that it was the Indian Wicket-keeper who deliberately made the Bells light up. According to Kishan, it was nothing more than a joke but his idea was not welcomed by either of Hindi or English commentators.

Former Indian Legend Sunil Gavaskar and off-spinner Murali Kartik were irritated by Kishan’s act and criticized the 23-year-old. “You can appeal all you want, but that is not the right thing.” – said Kartik on Air.

“As a joke, it was ok. But then to go and appeal, don’t think that is the right thing to do. As a joke to maybe say or suggest to Tom Latham that what had happened earlier on when India were batting… that is understandable. But not to appeal. That is not on. That is not cricket.”

Was it the right thing to do or Ishan Kishan’s idea of joke was against the spirit of cricket?