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India’s wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan has opened the secret about hitting a six on the first ball of the debut ODI. He said that before going to bat on the field, I had told everyone in the dressing room that no matter who the bowler is, I will start my career with a six. Ishaan scored 59 runs in 42 balls in his first ODI match. He became the first Indian batsman to score a fifty in the debut innings of T20 and ODI.
Ishaan gives everyone a return birthday gift
Ishaan said during a conversation with former cricketer Ajay Jadeja after the match that everyone in the dressing room knew about Six. I told everyone about it. I knew the day was in my favour. It was my birthday too and the pitch was also batting worthy. I had thought that whatever happens, I will bat aggressively. All the players wanted a return gift from me. So I gave him a birthday treat in the form of this innings.
Dravid had already told to bat at number 3
Ishaan said that coach Rahul Dravid had told me before the match that I would bat at number 3. That’s why I did batting practice with the new ball itself. I have batted in the top order in the past as well. During the batting, I told captain Shikhar Dhawan that you just give me the strike. I felt capable of clear strike any ball.
Suryakumar and Ishaan debut together for the second time
India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the first ODI. Apart from Ishaan, Prithvi Shaw scored 43 runs in 24 balls. At the same time, Dhawan remained unbeaten on 86 runs in 95 balls while playing the captaincy innings. During this he hit 6 fours and 1 six.
Suryakumar Yadav remained unbeaten on 31 off 20 balls. This was also the debut ODI of Suryakumar. He also made his debut with Ishaan in the T20I against England in March. The second ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played on Tuesday.