Wicketkeeper Ishaan Kishan made 59 off 42 balls when he made his debut for India in ODIs on July 18. Ishaan is the second Indian batsman in the world to score a half-century in T20s and ODIs. After the match, Ishaan Kishan Chahal said he planned to hit sixes on the first delivery on TV. In an interview posted on the official website of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the match, Ishaan Kishan said a lot about the innings. On his birthday, Ishaan made his one-day debut and said, “No matter who the bowler is and whatever ball he throws, Ishaan has gone with the idea of hitting a six.
After the match, Ishaan Chahal said on TV, ‘There are many things on my behalf, I have a birthday, I was making my debut. After 50 overs of wicketkeeping, it was understood that wicket bowlers would not help much. I went from telling the guys that whatever the bowler is and whatever the ball is, I hit the six on the first delivery. Chahal asked Ishaan if he wanted to hit every ball so there was no pressure in the debut, Ishaan replied, ‘I think practice is a very important thing. We practiced on this wicket so I knew I was in good contact. The ball is connecting well. So I didn’t think differently that I had to change the game plan. All I had to do was hit the ball while it was on my radar.
Ishan, who made his one-day debut for India on social media, said: ‘My dreams are coming true. Wearing an India jersey is a matter of pride. Thank you all for your greetings and support. My goal is the same, to work hard and do everything for my country.