Ind vs Eng 2nd T20: Ishan Kishan becomes only the 2nd Indian after Rahane to make Fifty on debut: The young southpaw, Ishan Kishan from the streets of Jharkhand is living his dream after getting a call-up for the T20I series against England. Soon after getting his Indian cap in the 2nd T20I match against England, the dashing left-hander notched up his half-century in his debut T20I game and became the 2nd Indian only to achieve this feat after the Indian Test Vice-Captain, Ajinkya Rahane.
Although, Ishan Kishan fell 5 runs short to register his name as the Highest run-scorer on a T20I debut for India. Ajinkya Rahane scored 61 runs in his debut T20 match against England in 2011. Having said that, Ishan Kishan will cherish his dream debut for ages after scoring a fifty on debut.
Ishan Kishan played an enthralling and blistering knock of 56 runs in just 32 balls with some powerful strokeplay on display. The southpaw went on to bring up his Half-Century in style after hitting Adil Rashid downtown for a maximum hit. Soon after he piled up his fifty, he was trying to reverse paddle the leg spinner and perished in the process.
But by the time he left the crease, he alongside his captain, Virat Kohli stitched a solid partnership to ensure that India was in the pole position.
A glimpse of Ishan Kishan’s road to National Side
Ishan Kishan, who has been an integral part of the Mumbai Indians in the last couple of seasons had an outstanding run with the bat in IPL 2020. In the 14 matches he played in IPL 2020, he scored a staggering total of 516 runs at a healthy average of 57.33.
Later in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, he played a powering knock of 173 runs in just 93 balls against Madhya Pradesh. Once again Ishan Kishan with his tremendous power-hitting skills muscled the balls to the doors of BCCI for his inclusion. And, his selection was imminent after a superb IPL and Vijay Hazare Trophy season.