Ishan Kishan was pleased to set a record for the fastest double century in ODI cricket on Saturday (December 10), but he was unhappy not to have had the opportunity to set a record for the first triple century in the format.
The 24-year-old, who was just taking part in his 10th ODI, displayed brave batting by breaking Chris Gayle’s previous mark for the quickest double century in the format (138 balls) by achieving the feat in just 126 balls.
After the record-breaking 227-run win against Bangladesh in the third ODI. Ishan Kishan attended a press conference. The left-handed batter claimed that he doesn’t obsess over the possibility of wearing the Indian’s uniform. As a result of 24 fours and as many as 10 sixes, Kishan scored 210 runs off 131 balls on Saturday, December 10, when he was at his very best.
As a result of Rohit Sharma’s thumb injury received in the second ODI in Dhaka a few days ago, Kishan was allowed to play. The Men in Blue were able to build a 227-run partnership for the second wicket, earning the southpaw the Player of the Match title.
Ishan Kishan in the post-match press conference said, “I don’t know if I am sure of playing in the next match for India. I don’t think of these. I only wanted to perform well when I get an opportunity. I don’t want to speak from my mouth, my bat will do all the talking. For every sportsperson, it’s the same, but now that I scored a double hundred, who knows.”
Virat Kohli, who sped to his 72nd international hundred, and Kishan put on a useful 290-run partnership for the second wicket. After Mehidy Hasan Miraz quickly got rid of Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli and Kishan teamed up.
He recalled, “When Virat Bhai came to bat, I was elated that I would get a chance to bat with him. I didn’t think about building that partnership, but I was happy to get an opportunity to bat with him. I got to learn a lot from him.”
He added, “When you are batting, you can’t understand for yourself, but you see the non-striker staying calm and observing what they are doing. I was trying to talk to him and I wish we could share many such partnerships.”
Additionally, Chris Gayle’s ODI record for the quickest double-century was shattered by Kishan. With just 126 balls, Kishan reached the milestone.
When the batter recounted his inning, he said that all he had been doing was waiting for poor deliveries. While he was glad with his total, he also thought back on the wasted chance to reach the 300-run mark with still plenty of deliveries to go.
He said, “I was not thinking much and just waiting for the loose balls. I was just backing myself to play my shots after I reached my 100. When I was in the 90s I was thinking about getting to the hundred but not after that. When I got out, 15 overs were still left and if you bat 45 balls of 90 you can score a hundred if you are that set on the crease. The bowlers are under pressure. I was in the zone to get the 300 but I couldn’t. I feel happy to register my name along with some of the legends, and greats of the game.”