‘Truly particular’: Ishan Kishan, India’s new batting dynamite

‘Truly particular’: Ishan Kishan, India’s new batting dynamite
‘Truly particular’: Ishan Kishan, India’s new batting dynamite
India’s Ishan Kishan celebrates after scoring a double-century during the third one day international cricket match between Bangladesh and India in Chittagong, Bangladesh on December 10, 2022.

India’s Ishan Kishan celebrates after scoring a double-century in the course of the third someday worldwide cricket match between Bangladesh and India in Chittagong, Bangladesh on December 10, 2022.
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Ishan Kishan has raised expectations that India can flip round their flagging white-ball fortunes after the baby-faced murderer blasted the world’s quickest ODI double century and mentioned he may have reached 300.

India haven’t gained a global match since 2013 and their 10-wicket loss to England on the Twenty20 World Cup final month prompted a lot soul-searching. Next yr they’ll host the 50-over World Cup.

But on Saturday Kishan, 24, gave India one thing to cheer about, with the diminutive left-handed opener smashing a 131-ball 210 laced with 24 fours and 10 sixes towards Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Kishan solely performed as a result of skipper Rohit Sharma was injured however he grabbed the chance with each arms by producing a 290-run second-wicket stand with Virat Kohli to energy India to 409-8.

It was the tattooed, earstud-sporting Kishan’s first ODI century and the numbers and data stacked up in Kishan’s knock, the quickest double ODI ton in 126 balls.

“The innings you performed in the present day deserves double the appreciation too,” cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.

Batting nice VVS Laxman tweeted: “What an outstanding show of ball-striking… To get a double hundred in any format is superior, to take action inside 35 overs is simply mind-boggling!

“What a expertise! I’m positive that is the beginning of one thing actually particular.”

An Indian Premier League sensation, Kishan, a wicketkeeper-batsman, was retained by Mumbai Indians for a whopping $2 million within the February public sale this yr.

But he didn’t set the IPL on hearth and with patchy worldwide type missed being a part of the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia the place India crashed out within the semi-finals to eventual winners England.

Standing at 5 toes six inches (1.68 metres), Kishan comes from Bihar however performed for his neighbouring state of Jharkhand in home cricket. He captained India to the 2016 Under-19 World Cup.

His profession now will get a brand new wind together with his sensational knock forward of subsequent yr’s 50-over World Cup in India because the hosts hunt for a demolishing batting mixture within the “bazball” period.

The time period bazball is homage to the nickname of recent England Test coach Brendon McCullum whose ultra-aggressive strategy has filtered into the limited-overs aspect.

Indian batsmen together with new white-ball sensation Suryakumar Yadav and Kishan appear to have the mindset to play a fearless sport and produce India some worldwide silverware eventually.

“When I bought out, 15 overs had been left. That’s 90 balls. If you play 45 balls, it is easy to get one other hundred when you find yourself that set,” Kishan mentioned after India’s 227-run win.

“Bowlers are beneath stress. I used to be within the zone to get 300, however sadly I did not… But it was a particular one to get my identify up there with so many legend gamers.”

Kishan, who has performed 10 ODIs since making his debut final yr, is just the fourth Indian batsman to attain a 50-over double ton after Rohit — who has achieved so thrice — Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

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