it happens very rarely Virat Kohli Scores a century in ODI cricket and is completely overshadowed by yet another batsman’s heroics in the same innings for India. On Saturday, at the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chattogram, Kohli’s 113 off 91 balls was not only overshadowed but also reduced to a footnote. Ishan Kishan,
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Kishan, who opened the batting as skipper Rohit Sharma after injuring his left thumb in the second ODI on Wednesday, flew home to see a specialist, smashing the fastest double hundred in the history of men’s ODI cricket. Just 126 balls to become top trending topic on social media.
Kishan smashed 24 fours and 10 sixes in his 131-ball 210, breaking the previous record for the fastest to 200 in men’s ODIs, which was held by Chris Gayle, who scored a 138-ball double. Against Zimbabwe in 2015 ODI World Cup.
The 24-year-old Kishan became the fourth Indian to score a double century in ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma as well as the seventh male batsman overall to achieve the feat, along with Gayle, Martin Guptill and Fakhar Zaman. He is also the youngest player to score a double century in men’s ODI cricket.
Kishan also added 290 runs for the second wicket with Virat Kohli, who scored his 44th ODI century, and his first in this format since August 2019, as well as his 72nd international century. The stand was India’s third highest partnership in men’s ODIs, and the seventh highest ever in this format, as India scored 409/8 in 50 overs.
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 200 not out against South Africa, tweeted, “Fantastic innings! Superb knock! Double appreciation for the innings you played today @ishankishan51! Superb innings from @imVkohli too. Many congratulations.” !” 2010.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag, who scored 219 against West Indies in 2011, said, “That’s the way to do it. Brilliant from Ishan Kishan. It’s that approach that will do Team India a world of good. #INDvsBAN.”
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri commented, “The spirit of youth is at its peak. Well done. As a young player you take the bull by the horns and grab your chances with both hands – @ishankishan51 #INDvsBAN # ishankishan.
“Thank you Ishan Kishan. Fastest double century in the history of the game. India have to adapt like this. May not come in a few days but any day is a better approach. Such a joy to watch. #INDvsBAN ,” tweeted former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad.
Former India fast bowler R Vinay Kumar said, “What an extraordinary achievement by this fearless youngster. A double century in ODIs is one hell of an achievement. Take a bow winner @ishankishan51 #IshanKishan #BANvIND #PocketDynamo.”
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted, “Ishan Kishan (five stars) well played champ #ishankishan @ishankishan51.”
Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina tweeted, “Great job and who better to do it than @ishankishan51. Congratulations brother for a majestic double ton! #IndvsBAN.”
Former India left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Incredible innings #200 with excellent shot selection by Ishan Kishan.”
Former India opener Aakash Chopra commented, “Ishaan-dar Kishan. Double century off just 126 balls. Incredible.”
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