The young Indian wicket-keeper batter, Ishan Kishan took full advantage of India playing an ODI against South Africa in his state Jharkhand. He was seen coming up with a heartwarming request for homemade food after an entertaining 93. India pulled off an impressive run chase in the second ODI against South Africa at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on Sunday to emerge triumphant by seven wickets and level the series 1-1.
Team India managed to restrict the Proteas to 278/7 after a 129-run third-wicket partnership between half-centurions Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram threatened to take the visitors to a total of 300. During the chase, the hosts made a considerably difficult chase look incredibly simple, with a brilliant 84-ball 93 from local boy Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s second ODI century ensuring they race to the target with more than 4 overs to spare.
Even though Ishan Kishan failed to reach the landmark score by seven runs, the 24-year-old did manage his highest score in Indian colors to date. The wicket-keeper batsman plies his trade for Jharkhand in the domestic circuit and is quite a superstar in those regions of the country. Following his starring role in India’s win, Kishan was seen taking out time to meet with fans and staff members of the stadium in the stands to express gratitude for the support he received during his knock.
A conversation with a staff member, who Ishan Kishan simply referred to as ‘aunty’ throughout, was particularly funny. The youngster first showed his respect by touching her feet to take her blessings. She then lauded Kishan’s performance by reminding him of the time she had asked him to ensure glasses break in the stands when he bats at the JSCA stadium, before asserting that the sight is bound to become a frequent occurrence in the coming future.
The cheeky interaction was followed by a heartwarming moment, as Ishan Kishan innocently asked her “aunty, khana kab khila rahi hai aap (aunty, when will you invite me for a meal?)”, bringing his foodie self to the fore. The batsman went on to receive a small placard for Shardul Thakur from a sincere fan of his and handed it over to the all-rounder in the dressing room, capping off a wonderful day at the office.
Here is the video of the incident:
Fan interactions with local lad @ishankishan51 👏👏
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