India vs Sri Lanka: I was determined to hit the first ball for six, says Ishan Kishan | Cricket News

COLOMBO: Before going to bat on his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, youngster Ishan Kishan announced in the locker room that he would hit the first ball for a six, regardless of who the pitcher and where the ball was. ball would be thrown.
And he did what he promised by hitting a six against Dhananjaya De Silva, the home team’s cross-stalker.
Kishan, who celebrated his 23rd birthday with a smashing 42-ball-59, told teammate Yuzvendra Chahal on bcci.tv he had a good idea the surface wasn’t providing enough help to slow bowlers.

“I kept (the wickets) for 50 overs and figured out the track didn’t have much help for the spinners. So I was determined that wherever the pitcher pitched I would hit him for a six. . I had said that to everyone in the locker room before going out to bat, ”Kishan said.

When asked why he sought to hit every ball out of sight during the opening phase, Jharkhand’s goalkeeper-batter said it was the confidence he gained from hitting the net as they approached. series.

“The training is very important and I was in good contact during the net sessions. The terrain we trained on was also of a similar nature. So as I connected well, I didn’t have to do anything. It’s different. Just run it in a match situation. No game plan change. If I have a ball in my radar, I’ll hit it, “Kishan said.
He also said that getting the Indian cap from skipper Shikhar Dhawan was indeed a special moment.
“There can be no prouder time to receive your Indian cap. I treasured it and all my friends on the team wanted me to receive the cap as well.
“It was a special feeling when my teammates shook hands. You also know your family is watching too and this is a great opportunity for them,” Kishan said.

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