India wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan got off to a blistering start in his ODI career, smashing 59 off just 42 deliveries. India chased 263 with ease to beat the state within the first ODI in Colombo. Coming in at one down after Prithvi Shaw gave India an explosive start, Kishan made his intentions clear from the start, smashing his very first delivery for a six-over long-on.
The 23-year-old, chatting with spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Chahal TV, reveals that he told his teammates before stepping out on the pitch. He was visiting hit his first ball for a six, irrespective of where the bowler delivers it.
Ishan Kishan everything mapped out, from skipping down the track to whacking Dhananjaya de Silva for a maximum.
From skipping down the track to whacking Dhananjaya de Silva for a maximum, Ishan Kishan had everything delineated. The 23-year-old announces that the first ball he faces in ODI cricket will be smashing for a six.
India got off to a winning start on their country tour with a seven-wicket victory in Colombo. Kishan (59) and Shikhar Dhawan (86 not out) stroked the fifties to complete a day on the sphere because the visitors chased down 262 in 36.4 overs to grab a 1-0 lead within the three-match series.
Kishan expresses confidence in his prospects that he makes his ODI debut on his birthday as motivation. He is the first Indian batsman to register a half-century in formats of limited-overs international.
Because the probabilities stack in my favor — my birthday combines with a powerful pitch.
“I thought the probabilities were on my side. It had been my birthday, and I’d been maintaining wickets for 50 overs, so I knew spinners wouldn’t get much help. So, I knew it had been the most effective time to knock the opening ball for a six,” Ishan Kishan said after the match on Sunday to Chahal.