CricketIshan Kishan hits a breathtaking double ton, Kohli ends the cursed against Bangladesh drought
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Ishan Kishan has made a big statement with his double ton against Bangladesh in the third ODI at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. He received the opportunity to bat in place of Rohit Sharma with both hands. It was a tremendous innings consisting of 24 fours and 10 sixes as he finished the innings on 210 in 131 balls.

When he got out, there were still 15 overs left but unfortunately he was dismissed by Taskin Ahmed. For India, it didn’t start well because Shikhar Dhawan fell victim to Mehidy Hasan Miraz at a score of 3. From there on, Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli had the responsibility to build the innings and take the team to a match winning total. Virat Kohli was dropped at 1 by Bangladeshi captain Liton Das and as often happens, Kohli made the best out of it completing his 72nd international century.

Ishan Kishan has been in good touch in recently played Syed Mustaq Ali trophy and all he needed was an opportunity to showcase his batting talent. He was dropped out of the team after performing poorly against South Africa before the World Cup 2022.

With this double century, Ishan Kishan became only the fourth Indian batsman to achieve this feat after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma. At one point, it lookrd that India will reach the total of 450 or more but Bangladesh made a good comeback towards the back end of innings.

By no means 409 is a small total, they will need to throw everything at it to chase this down. For India, Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli shared a mammoth 290 runs partnership in 31 overs and exactly that was the difference that made everything possible for both batsmen.

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As Ishan Kishan cleared the 200 runs mark, Indian cricket team fans went berserk, cherishing the breathtaking innings of the batter. Someone even raised concern over BCCi’s selection policy. There has been some debate about the matter of drafting new young players for a long term plan. BCCI selectors have persisted with some big names and now, only because Rohit Sharma was injured, Ishan Kishan got the chance to open for India in a crucial match.

“The wicket was too good to bat on. My intent was very clear – if the ball is there, I’ll go for it. I’m blessed to hear my name amid such legends. Still feel when I got out – 15 overs were left. Could’ve scored 300 also.

Batting with Virat bhai, he has such good sense of the game. He was calming me down when I was in my 90s. I wanted to bring it up with a six, but he said to get it in singles as it’s your first. Had a chat with Surya bhai – he said when you bat before the game, you see the ball well. I didn’t take too much pressure on myself. Just wanted to make use of the opportunity.” said Ishan Kishan in a elated mood after the first innings.