Ishan Kishan, who just scored the quickest double century in ODIs – ‘My intent was very clear – If ball is there, I’ll go for it’

Ishan Kishan, who just scored the quickest double century in ODIs – ‘My intent was very clear – If ball is there, I’ll go for it’. India scored 409 runs after 50 overs thanks to Ishan Kishan’s double century and Virat Kohli’s hundred.

Ishan Kishan, who hails all the way from Patna. Made one-day international history by being the youngest and fastest hitter to register a double century. The 24-year-old outclassed every bowler while playing against Bangladesh at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, striking 210 in 131 deliveries. The southpaw, who took Rohit Sharma’s place in the playing XI, performed a scorching performance with 24 boundaries and 10 maximums at an astounding strike rate of 160.31.

After his aggressive performance, Kishan discussed his strategy and explained how Virat Kohli helped him to relax before scoring his first double century in international cricket. The opener thinks that if he has been out to the end, he may have set a record-breaking 300 runs.

“The wicket was too good to bat on. My intent was very clear – if the ball is there, I’ll go for it. I’m blessed to hear my name amid such legends. Still feel when I got out – 15 overs were left. Could’ve scored 300 also. Batting with Virat bhai, he has such good sense of the game. He was calming me down when I was in my 90s. I wanted to bring it up with a six, but he said to get it in singles as it’s your first,”

 Kishan said.

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Ishan Kishan said: “I didn’t take too much pressure on myself, just wanted to make use of the opportunity”

Kishan played a careful innings, but his spot in the starting XI isn’t certain. Kishan will have to wait for his next chance to play in the 50-over format since Shubman Gill is poise to replace Rohit Sharma for the next series. But with this performance, he undoubtedly made a statement to the selectors and ultimately cemented his position in India’s plans for the ODI World Cup in 2019.

The cricketer discussed his conversation with Suryakumar Yadav prior to the game and how he didn’t feel under pressure because all he wanted to do was take advantage of the occasion.

“Had a chat with Surya bhai – he said when you bat before the game, you see the ball well. I didn’t take too much pressure on myself. Just wanted to make use of the opportunity,” 

He added.

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