Ishan Kishan, the young wicket-keeper batsman from Jharkhand, has been making waves in the Indian cricket scene with his impressive performances in recent matches. The 22-year-old has been a key player for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has also earned a spot in the Indian national team.
Early Career and Rise to Fame
Kishan began his cricketing journey at a young age, playing for Jharkhand in the Under-19 and Under-23 levels. He made his debut for the state team in the 2016-17 season and quickly established himself as a reliable middle-order batsman. In the 2017 IPL auction, he was picked up by the Mumbai Indians, where he has since become a regular member of the team.
In the 2020 IPL season, Kishan was the leading run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians, scoring 516 runs in 16 matches at an impressive strike rate of 129. He also became the first player in IPL history to score back-to-back centuries in the tournament. His performances earned him the Emerging Player of the Year award, cementing his status as one of the brightest prospects in Indian cricket.
International debut and continued success
Kishan’s impressive performances in the IPL earned him a spot in the Indian national team for the T20I series against England in March 2021. He made his debut in the first match of the series and scored 56 runs off 32 balls, including 5 sixes. He followed up with a quickfire 27 off 8 balls in the third match, showcasing his ability to score runs quickly in the death overs.
Since then, Kishan has played a key role in India’s T20I and ODI teams, cementing his place as a top-order batsman. He has continued to impress with his aggressive and powerful stroke play, earning him plaudits from cricket experts and fans alike.
With his impressive performances in domestic and international cricket, Ishan Kishan is being touted as the future of Indian cricket. His ability to score runs quickly and consistently, coupled with his wicket-keeping skills, make him a valuable asset to any team. With the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in India later this year, Kishan will be looking to make a big impact and cement his place as a key player for the national team.
As seen from the recent performances, Kishan has all the attributes to become one of the best cricketers in the world. His ability to score runs quickly and his aggressive style of playing will definitely help him in the long run.