Ishan Kishan’s first-ball six: India had a convincing victory over Sri Lanka in their opening tie in a much-awaited series. India successfully maintained their winning streak in Sri Lanka for almost a decade now, thanks to an all-around performance in all the departments of the game.
However, with all said and done, India’s batting dominance n the second innings defied all the odds stacked up against them and blew away Sri Lanka in a span of just 37 overs.
Prithvi Shaw belted out a top-class knock that set the symphony of destruction ablaze. Ishan Kishan was next to the crease and announced a welcome that will ring in the ears of the cricketers for ages to come.
He smashed Dhananjaya de Silva for a colossal strike over long-on, becoming the first Indian to strike a six on his very first ball of debut. It was also his birthday and he gave the best gift to himself that he could.
Kishan celebrated his birthday with an international debut and a tempestuous 59 that derailed Sri Lanka completely. India chased down the significant total within just 37 overs, chronicling the highest win margin chasing a 250 plus score in ODI.
After Shaw’s departure, it was this starry knock from Ishan Kishan that made life a cakewalk for India in their opening fixture. As the game ended, India was all smiles and Kishan joined Yuzi for the latest episode on ‘Chahal TV’.
He revealed the secret behind the first-ball six against Dhananjaya that sent the world around him spinning. He told everyone in the dressing room that he is going to dispatch his opening delivery for a six irrespective of the fact that wherever the ball is.
He also said that the pitch is not assisting the spinners and he will not allow that to happen either as he whacked de Silva for a massive strike.
Kishan took to Instagram and posted, “My dream turning into reality and there is no better feeling. Wearing the India blue is such an honor. Thank you everyone for your wishes and support. The goal remains to continue the hard work, giving it my all for my country.”