After losing two back-to-back defeats in the ODI series, the Indian cricket team registered a colossal 227-run victory over Bangladesh in the third and final ODI of the series in Chattogram on Saturday. Young and talented Ishan Kishan stole the show with his sensational performance as he became only the fourth Indian to score a double century in ODIs. He played a blistering knock of 210 off just 131 deliveries, and in the process, Ishan also broke West Indies great Chris Gayle’s world record for the fastest double century in the history of this game.
His stunning knock of 210 runs was laced with 24 boundaries and 10 sixes. Ishan Kishan’s blistering knock helped the Indian cricket team post a total of 409 runs for eight. During his knock, he formed an amazing partnership with Virat Kohli, who also went on to register his 72nd international century.
Meanwhile, during a chat on SonyLiv, Ishan revealed the conversation he had with Virat Kohli when he was approaching his double ton. The 24-year-old batter shared that Virat was constantly telling Kohli to remind him to ‘take singles’ and not play an aggressive shot when he was in his 190s. He revealed:
“Main jab 197 pe tha, mujhe lag raha tha ki Mustafizur ek slower one daalega toh main chhakka mar du aage badhke. But mujhe ek match mein mauka mila tha iss series me, aur main ye opportunity miss nahi karna chahta tha, toh maine unko bola ki bhaiya please mere ko bolte rehna ‘single le, single le’ varna main uda dunga.”
(which roughly translates to: 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).
He added: “Toh he was just reminding me ki single lena hai. Fir khushi mein maine dekha nahi ki kaun kahan hai, Virat bhai peeche the toh unhone bola balla mujhe naa maar de. “
(which roughly translates to: So, he was just reminding me for that. When I reached my double century, I didn’t realise who was near me when the celebration happened. Virat bhai came from behind and said you could’ve hit me with the bat!).
Interestingly, after Ishan completed his double-century Virat Kohli celebrated the achievement as if it was his own. Kohli, who was at the other end, moved towards the striker’s end and raised his bat in celebration even before the single could be completed and later on he was seen busting a few bhangra moves before Ishan joined in too.