New Delhi: Ishan Kishan's India U-19 team sealed a quarter-final spot on Saturday with a 120-run win over New Zealand.
It was the Khan show in Mirpur as Sarfaraz bailed out the Indians with a 74-run knock with Avesh following suit with a devastating 4-wicket spell.
However, the much-talked about Ishan failed to fire yet again. He scored 4 against the Kiwis after a duck in the opener against Ireland.
Speaking to the Indian Express, the Jharkhand lad explained how he maintains a positive environment in the dressing room especially when he does not score runs.
"If you are the captain and you begin to feel low, it will affect the whole atmosphere in the team. You need to keep your shoulders up so that your teammates’ intensity remains. Like what we are doing, we are coming to the ground with good positive energy, and we are executing our plans well," Kishan said.
The wicketkeeper-batsman was part of the Jharkhand squad in the Vijay Hazare Trophy last year. Ishan says, he observed India's ODI skipper MS Dhoni's every move silently.
"I observed Dhoni bhai silently, because I was a junior in the team and there were many senior players. I was standing at the boundary and observing what he was doing and why. What field he was setting for which bowler. He would tell me what kind of field I could set if I had a pace bowler in the team," he further added.
Ishant's next test will be against Nepal on Monday where he would like to get some runs in his kitty, as Team India approaches the business end of the tournament.