Shoaib Akhtar gives Ishan Kishan stern advice.
India started their 2023 ODI World Cup campaign with a win against Australia at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium.
India faced a challenging top-order collapse during their batting innings, causing concern among fans.
Young opener Ishan Kishan, replacing Shubman Gill, was dismissed for a golden duck, leading to disappointment among supporters.
Pakistani cricket legend Shoaib Akhtar offered candid advice to Ishan Kishan, urging patience and situational awareness.
Australia batted first and set a target of 200 runs, with David Warner and Steve Smith contributing notable performances.
Ravindra Jadeja was India's standout bowler, claiming three crucial wickets for just 28 runs.
Despite the early batting collapse, Virat Kohli (85) and KL Rahul (97) led India to victory with 8.4 overs to spare.
Akhtar stressed the importance of Ishan Kishan focusing on building innings rather than seeking quick impact.
The win marked a successful start to India's World Cup campaign, despite the initial setbacks in the match.