Ishan Kishan Reveals How Virat Kohli Helped Him To Be Sane
By CricShots - Dec 13, 2022 6:02 pm
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Team India managed to pull off a 227-run win over Bangladesh in the third and final ODI of the series in Chattogram on Saturday. Ishan Kishan was the star of the game as he became the only fourth Indian to surpass the 200-run mark in ODIs; he played a match-winning knock of 210 off just 131 deliveries and also broke West Indies great Chris Gayle’s world record for the fastest double hundred in the history of the game.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan played an outstanding knock

Following the knock, Ishan Kishan spoke in detail about his innings, during which he also forged an important 290-run stand with Virat Kohli, who also smashed his 44th ODI ton – and 72nd century in international cricket. During a chat on SonyLIV, Kishan revealed his chat with Kohli as the former was nearing his double century. The 24-year-old batter shared that he was constantly telling Kohli to remind him to ‘take singles’ and not play an aggressive shot when he was in his 190s.

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Elaborating the same, Ishan Kishan said, “When I was at 197, I thought Mustafizur will bowl a slower ball and I can hit him for a six. But then, I knew that I only had this one game in this series and I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. So, I went to Virat bhaiya and told him to keep telling me to take singles, or else I will hit an aggressive shot.”

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli

He further added, “So, he was just reminding me for that. When I reached my double century, I didn’t realize who was near me when the celebration happened. Virat bhai came from behind and said you could’ve hit me with the bat!”

While it was Ishan Kishan who scored a double century, Kohli, at the other end, celebrated as if it was his own. When Ishan took off for his 200th run, Kohli, who was running towards the striker’s end raised his bat in celebration even before the single was completed. As Ishan then celebrated the landmark with a huge jump and a roar, Kohli approached while busting a few bhangra moves before Ishan joined in too.

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Bangladesh won the ODI series 2-1 as the side had already clinched close victories in the opening two matches. The two sides will return to action for the two-match Test series that begins December 14.