Shastri also emphasized the need for India to remain flexible in team selection. While acknowledging the presence of outstanding players like KL Rahul, Shastri suggested that having an extra left-hander in the lineup could provide a strategic advantage against certain oppositions. He urged India to keep their options open, recognizing the value of adaptability in the ever-evolving world of cricket.

"Ishan Kishan will push (for the ODI World Cup). From India's point of view, they need to be flexible. You might need one extra left hander against certain sides to make life easier for the right handers. Even though you have a very good player like KL Rahul, India should keep their options open," he further added.

Kishan's fearless approach and consistent performances underline the depth of talent in Indian cricket and the promise of a bright future for the young batter. As he continues to shine on the international stage, cricket fans can eagerly anticipate more memorable innings in the years to come.