The small Ishan Kishan was ecstatic to register the fastest double hundred in the history of One-Day International cricket, but he was disappointed that he did not take advantage of the chance to become the first player in the format to score a triple century.
The 24-year-old batsman, who was only playing in his 10th ODI at the time, demonstrated daring batting as he broke Chris Gayle’s record for the fastest double century in the format, which had previously stood at 138 balls. It took him only 126 balls to reach the milestone.
India scored a massive 409 for eight in their innings. He was dismissed in the 36th over of the Indian innings with a score of 210. “I ended my innings with 15 (14.1) overs remaining. I could have gotten 300 points as well “During the break between innings, Kishan mentioned SonyLiv to the broadcasters.
The left-handed batsman from Jharkhand became the fourth Indian hitter to score a hundred and a hundred and a half.
While Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have each scored it once, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has scored it three times, including his greatest One-Day International total of 264, and Virender Sehwag.
“It is a joy to have my name spoken beside such icons. It would have been a waste of time to bat on the wicket. My purpose was crystal clear: I will make a play for the ball if it is in that position “he divulged information concerning his method.
His record-breaking knock occurred as he was batting alongside India’s great batsman Virat Kohli, and Kishan gave Kohli credit for helping “cool him down” as he was getting close to scoring his first century.
“I was batting with Virat bhai, and he was quite helpful in guiding me toward the bowlers I needed to choose in order to hit my target. I was on 95 and wanted to bring up the hundred with a six, but he calmed me down and explained that it was my first hundred, and since it was my first, I should get it in singles because it was my first “he added.
In point of fact, Kishan admitted that he would have been tempted to smash Mustafizur Rahaman for a six if he had bowled a slow cutter. However, he went to Kohli and asked him to “please remind me that I need to take singles,” as he didn’t want to let the chance of a double go to waste.
Kishan is quite close to Suryakumar Yadav, and Suryakumar Yadav has instructed him to bat before the game has even begun.
“I discussed this with Surya bhai, and he mentioned that batting before the game helps you get a good look at the ball. I made sure not to put an excessive amount of strain on myself. I only wished to take advantage of this opportunity “Kishan replied.
Kishan stated that the wicket was ideal for stroke-making, and that it offered him the ideal stage on which to demonstrate his powerful striking abilities.
“In my opinion, the wicket was excellent for batting on. The circumstances are ideal for me as well. Was attempting to keep a decent eye on the ball while still going with the flow, “he remarked.
“As soon as I saw the wicket, I had a feeling that it was going to be a good pitch. Was making an effort to crush the loose balls.” In addition to that, he praised the efforts of his more experienced teammates and the support staff.