Ishan Kishan’s dream debut: Playing international cricket for one’s nation isn’t a cakewalk for any cricketer in the world. It is a lifelong dream coming true for all those players who dons on that prestigious jersey even for once in his life.
As India is playing two series simultaneously, it flags a series of development so massive that the opportunity pool for India expands itself astronomically just ahead of the World T20 championship.
However, when the match between India and Sri Lanka kickstarted the Indian fans weren’t particularly happy about the inclusion of Ishan Kishan. Despite this being a tough choice for Dravid and company, the choice of Ishan got pretty obvious when Sanju Samson was ruled out with a knee injury.
Kishan, on the contrary, displayed exemplary character behind the stumps to challenge the supremacy of Sanju Samson. He seemed pretty decent with his keeping and also managed to effect a dismissal.
However, the dynamics of the game completely changed when Ishan walked out to bat. Chasing a deferential total of 263, India was off to a flying start, thanks to some searing pyrotechnics from Prithvi Shaw.
Kishan opened his innings with a gigantic six against De Silva, a remarkable debut to his ODI career and that too on his birthday. He hammered a swashbuckling boundary off the following delivery to leave an intimidating mark upon the bowlers.
He chronicled a remarkable half-century from just 42 balls, smashing 8 fours and 2 sixes. His acceleration helped Shikhar Dhawan to take a sturdy stance and hammer a brilliant knock for India.
Twitter was all praises for the debutant as he carved the bowlers up with some peachy strikes.
Rishabh Pant ?Suryakumar Yadav ?Ishan Kishan.
Scoring first runs as six in Tests, T20Is and Tests for India respectively.#Cricket #CricTracker #SuryakumarYadav #RishabhPant #IshanKishan #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/fHUqqtWDww
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) July 18, 2021
If you're Sri Lanka, there is a 100% chance of you getting smashed by a Mumbai Indians player.
— Harshvardhan Singh Thapa (@Humorosaurus) July 18, 2021
#ishankishan loving the white ball game on his birthday. 50 on Debut is always “special”
50 on T-20 Debut ?
50 in ODI Debut!! ??
Such a talented player! ❤️
Deserves appreciation ??? #INDvsSL ???? pic.twitter.com/FVc7eONB8d
— ??????????.| HBD – tessa ♥️? | (@AdityaS_Indian) July 18, 2021
Ishan Kishan Became First Cricketer To Score 50 On Both Int'l Debut Of T20i And ODI Cricket .
— ᴀɴᴅʀᴇᴡ (@Williamsonesque) July 18, 2021
Half-century for Ishan Kishan off just 32 deliveries, on his ODI debut!
MI Fans Right Now : pic.twitter.com/xsGVf1EJcV
— Dilip™ (@DilipVk18) July 18, 2021
— AMARTYA (@sarcasm_unoffic) July 18, 2021
— Kena || CSK ? (@__kena07) July 18, 2021
— Neel Tandel (@The_NerdyNeel) July 18, 2021
Birthday boy, Ishan Kishan toyed around with the Lankan bowlers! ?
A stunning 59 off 42 ?
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) July 18, 2021
— Sanjo Sam (@sanjo_sam) July 18, 2021