When India opener Ishan Kishan hit the fastest double-century ever scored in one-day internationals, he cemented his place in history. Ishan smashed 210 runs off of just 131 balls, bringing his total to 200 runs off of just 126 deliveries, which shattered the record held by big-hitter Chris Gayle.
Ishan Kishan is the only batter to have transformed his first one-day international century into a double century. His blitzkrieg helped India score a massive total of 409/8 after they were bowled out. Ishan’s performance was the brightest bright spot for Team India, despite the fact that India was defeated in the series 1-2.
Ishan Kishan entered an unique and famous list of hitters with his historic double, becoming only the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma to register an ODI double century. Ishan’s double was the first time an Indian batsman has reached 200 runs in an ODI.
Ishan’s aggressive approach to batting has frequently prompted similarities to the aggressive manner of the famous MS Dhoni. Ishan, who is also from from the state of Jharkhand, has stated on numerous occasions that Dhoni was a significant influence on the development of his professional career.
However, despite the fact that Ishan has always had a great deal of respect for Dhoni, his hero before to MSD was the one and only Virender Sehwag, who has a batting style that is quite comparable to Ishan’s.
“Perhaps I bat in this manner because I have seen a lot of his highlights, such as the way he smashed all the bowlers around the ground, including Brett Lee, Shoaib Akhtar, and whoever else it was, he slammed everyone around the ground. I have watched a lot of his highlights.
Therefore, it’s possible that I inherited that inclination from him; I prefer to play in an offensive style. It’s possible that he gave it to me. In addition to that, I used to enjoy watching Adam Gilchrist “Ishan made this statement on OneCricket.
There are further parallels between Ishan and Sehwag that are hidden from plain sight but can be found by paying close attention to their characteristics. Ishan had pointed out after he had reached 210 that he could have achieved a triple-century as well with 15 more overs to go, but he did not have the record in the back of his mind when he was batting. He had not been thinking about the record at all.
In a similar manner, Sehwag did not care where he was batting where he was at the time, whether it was 0 or 99 or even 199 for that matter, and it is possible that this is why he was dismissed for 195 and 293 during the course of his Test career.
Ishan Kishan had an equal amount of respect and admiration for both Dhoni and Gilchrist, but if you asked him to choose, the answer was very straightforward “Without a doubt, MS Dhoni.
I admire Adam Gilchrist’s batting and the way he keeps wickets, but Dhoni bhai is the most calm and collected captain I’ve ever seen in all aspects, including what he does on the field, off the field, and everything else.
How he interacts with each and every person. Therefore, the way you function and learning how he does things and the manner in which he does them are both important factors to consider. Also, he has been a great assistance to me in learning how to handle yourself appropriately when you are in the company of other people “said Ishan.