Indian young cricketer Ishan Kishan claims that he was not aware of his maiden half-century while he was batting. He also revealed that it was skipper Virat Kohli who remains him of this notable record.
Ishan Kishan on his maiden half-century
Speaking to Yuzvendra Chahal on his popular Chahal TV segment, Kishan was quizzed as to why there was a slight delay in raising his bat to the crowds seated at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
“Jab fifty ho gayi aap dekhne mein aaya tha apne do-teen second bat nahi uthaya. Aapko pata nahi tha aapki fifty ho gayi hai? Thoda nervous ho gaye the? (When you reached fifty, we saw a slight delay when you raised the bat. Did you not know you had scored a half-century? Were you nervous?),” Chahal asked Kishan post-victory that levelled India 1-1 in the ongoing T20I series against England.
Kishan, in his response, said that he wasn’t nervous but he wasn’t aware that he had reached the 50-run mark. He added that he wasn’t the one who went big on celebrations after he reached the milestones. It was only after his skipper Virat Kohli called out to him that he knew he had indeed smacked a fifty on his debut for India.
“Virat bhai ki peeche se awaaz aati hai ‘Oye, chaaro taraf ghoom ke bat dikha. Sab ko bat dikha, pehla match hai tera’ (Virat said show your bat to the crowds all around the park. Show your bat, it’s your first match),” Kishan revealed.
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Meanwhile, half-centuries from debutant Ishan Kishan and captain Virat Kohli that followed a tremendous bowling performance helped India level the series 1-1 with a seven-wicket win over England in the second T20I at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Chasing 165, Kishan made an attacking 56 off 32 with five fours and four sixes to set up the chase. Rishabh Pant then took over with a 13-ball 26 cameo to continue the momentum. Through it all, captain Kohli did what he does best – anchoring the innings before finishing with a flourish to end unbeaten on 73 off 49 as India finished in 17.5 overs.