After the young Indian opener, Ishan Kishan made a statement to the selectors in style with an electrifying double hundred in the third ODI against Bangladesh at Chattogram, on Saturday, December 10, he was seen entertaining the reporters during the post-match interaction. The youngster gave a hilarious reply while answering a reporter’s question who had asked him whether this record-shattering double ton automatically will earn him a place in the Indian ODI team for the upcoming fixtures.
During the press conference, Ishan Kishan said, “I don’t know, I don’t think these things. All I can do is perform when I get a chance. I don’t want to talk. I want to let my bat do the talking. Whether there is a place for me or not. Kishan ended his answer on a cheeky note, suggesting since he has hit a double hundred, maybe he has solidified his position in the process. Now I’ve scored a double century so who knows.”
Ishan Kishan was selected in India’s playing XI as an opener in place of skipper Rohit Sharma who was ruled out due to a thumb injury. After a watchful start, he started toying with the Bangladesh bowling attack. Kishan looked in ominous touch on the day.
Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul had to play the role of the onlookers at the non-striker’s end while Virat Kohli also anchored his innings well a perfect second fiddle scoring 113 runs off 91 deliveries. The 24-year-old registered his maiden ODI double hundred and became the fourth Indian batter to do so after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma. He notched up his double century off just 126 balls which happen to be the fastest in the history of ODIs.
Ishan Kishan’s stay at the crease eventually ended for a 131-ball 210 as India posted a gigantic total of 409/8. It proved to be way beyond Bangladesh’s reach who in reply were skittled for 182 in the 34th over as the Indian team came out on top by a comprehensive margin of 227 runs.
Here is the video of the incident: