Ishan Kishan whose full name is Ishan Pranav Kumar Pandey Kishan is an Indian cricketer who hails from the state of Bihar, India. He is a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman who has led the Indian National Under-19 Cricket team for the 2016 Under-19 World Cup. In 2018, the Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians bought him from Gujarat Lions for a price of INR 6.2 crores.
Born in Patna, Bihar in 1992, Ishan Kishan has always been a cricket enthusiast. His father Mr. Pranav Kumar Pandey was a professional builder. His only brother, Raj Kishan was his ultimate support, supporting him throughout his career and helped him achieve his dream of becoming a cricketer. Due to disputes over the registration between BCCI and Bihar Cricket Association, Ishan started playing under his neighbouring state of Jharkhand. This young star had always idolized former Indian team captain, wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni, and former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist.
Journey to the Top
Though he never played in the Indian national colors, he is quite successful in domestic cricket. Debuting in 2014, his 273 run knock against Delhi in the Ranji trophy in November 2016 is the highest score by a player from Jharkhand. He was the top run-scorer for his state in the following Ranji Trophy season. He boasts a huge run accumulation in first class cricket with over 2500 runs in just 40 matches. Also, he has over 1500 runs in his T20 career in less than 70 matches.
In 2018, Mumbai Indians bought this sensational prodigy from Gujarat Lions for INR 6.2 crores.
In IPL 2020, he was not selected in the first two matches for Mumbai Indians against Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. But due to team problems, he got the chance to show his talent in the third match which was against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Held in the Dubai International Stadium under intense heat and humidity, Mumbai Indians lost two quick wickets against RCBs fierce bowling attack whilst chasing a mammoth 202 run target. After that, came in the prodigy Ishan Kishan who took time to settle in the conditions. But after he had his arms moving freely, he never looked back. He and his teammate the West Indies player, Keiron Pollard rampaged through the RCB bowling lineup, creating a massive partnership. Unfortunately, due to impulsive shot selection under high pressure run chase, this young man gave away an easy catch for a sensational stand of 99 from 58 balls to Sri Lankan pacer Isuru Udana. Both teams stood in awe as well as respect when he walked back to the pavilion, congratulating him for his staggering knock and his immense resilience to hang on and provide the best for his team when called upon to.
Though due to the current pandemic situation, there is no in-person attendance in the stadiums in IPL 2020, the people who saw his electrifying knock from their homes were also probably awestruck seeing this young players’ fighting mindset. His knock ultimately went in vain, as Mumbai Indians lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the super over. As per the Cricdaddy live score and prediction, the experts were determined that his knock was the one that turned the whole complexion of the game and was the accelerating force behind this huge run chase.
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