India wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan bought off to a blistering begin in his ODI profession, smashing 59 off simply 42 deliveries as India chased 263 with ease to beat Sri Lanka within the first ODI in Colombo. Coming in at one down after Prithvi Shaw gave India an explosive begin, Kishan made his intentions clear from the start, smashing his very first supply for a six over long-on. The 23-year-old, chatting with spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on ‘Chahal TV’, revealed that he had advised his teammates earlier than stepping out on the pitch that he was going to hit his first ball for a six, irrespective of the place the bowler delivers it.
“I assumed odds have been in my favour. It is my birthday and plus I had been preserving wickets for 50 overs and I knew there wasn’t a lot help for spinners. So I knew that it was the suitable alternative to hit the primary ball for a six,” Kishan advised Chahal after the match on Sunday.
“And I had advised you guys that whoever bowls the primary ball and wherever he bowls it, I used to be going to hit the primary ball for a six,” he added.
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“I feel observe is essential and since I used to be in good contact within the nets, I knew I simply needed to do the identical factor within the match,” Kishan stated when requested if he felt concern or stress batting within the aggressive method that he did.
“I simply knew that if I used to be getting the ball in my radar, I used to be going to go after it,” he stated.
“I feel for any participant, there is not a prouder second than when he’s going to get his cap,” Ishan Kishan stated about receiving his maiden ODI cap.
“I used to be simply cherishing the second, with some nice folks there and a few good pals,” he stated.
Kishan, who hit a half-century on his T20 Worldwide (T20I) debut as nicely, helped India to a 7-wicket win, with India chasing down their goal in 36.four overs.
Whereas stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan anchored India’s chase with an unbeaten 86 off 95 deliveries, quickfire knocks by the likes of Kishan, Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav – who additionally made his ODI debut on Sunday – ensured Sri Lanka couldn’t put the guests below stress.
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