Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer led India from the front to beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second ODI against South Africa in Ranchi. In his familiar surroundings, Kishan displayed brilliance with the bat, scoring 93 runs off just 84 balls with the help of seven sixes and four fours.
On the other hand, Iyer scored an unbeaten 113-run off 111 balls to take the team home. Despite being a native son, Kishan was forced to leave the pavilion without scoring in the triple digits. Even after the game, when he and his partner Iyer spoke, he made the same comment.
Additionally, after the game, the two young players partnered up for BCCI and engaged in a casual conversation, during which Iyer was seen discussing his innings. He took a few minutes to talk about his celebration.
“The celebration was nothing much and it just came instinctively. I didn’t decide that I would be celebrating in a certain way. But I want to appreciate the crowd, they came in numbers,” he told Kishan.
“What do you have to say about you scoring a hundred, meanwhile I missed my hundred at my home ground,” Ishan stated.
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“At the end of the day, it takes two to the tango. I am really happy that we finished on a good note. And in the next game probably you would get on a century,” said Iyer.
“It was pleasing to the eye” – Shreyas Iyer on Ishan Kishan’s six-hitting abilities
Shreyas Iyer further lauded wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan for his ability to clear the ground seamlessly.
“Talking about the sixes, standing at the nonstriker’s end, it was just pleasing to the eye to see the way you(Kishan) just carried out yourself,” Iyer remarked.
Speaking on his plans, Ishan Kishan revealed that he backed his natural instincts and tried to put pressure on the opposition.
“I believe when I am positive and look for big shots, I just end up getting lots of runs. So, I was just planning to get the pressure off and put the pressure on the other team,” Kishan said.
Both Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer will hope to carry the momentum in the final game of the series.
Written by Gulshan Kumar