Ishan opens up about his idol MS Dhoni


New Delhi: Just like any other ranch kid, Ishan was influenced by the charm of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In an interview, Kishan said he wants to “fill his shoes”.

Indian wicketkeeper batsman Kishan hails from the same place as Dhoni, Ranchi in Jharkhand. The 24-year-old also features as Dhoni in the Indian team’s wicketkeeping. This inspired the young lad to dream big and do something big in international cricket.

Ishan Kishan made a remarkable impression on his career and was given a place in the XI. After Dhoni retired from international cricket, there was a constant battle for the wicket-keeper batsman’s place in the team.

Ishan Kishan is now focused on cementing his place in the Indian team.

“My favorite cricket idol growing up was MS Dhoni. I am from the same place, I also play in Jharkhand. I really wanted to fill his shoes. And now that I am here, I will make sure that I help my team win many matches,” Kishan said in a video released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“The only autograph I got was from MS Dhoni when I was 18 and finally met him for the first time. I am very proud to have his autograph on my bat,” added Kishan.

Ahead of the first T20 series against New Zealand, BCCI posted a video on Twitter of Ishan Kishan sharing memorable moments of his life.

Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan is gearing up for the three-match T20 series against New Zealand.

Ishan Kishan is a memorable knock

Ishan Kishan came as a substitute in the series against Bangladesh. Making the most of it, Ishan created history by scoring the fastest double hundred in Chattogram, Bangladesh.

At the age of 24 years and 145 days, Ishan scored the fastest ever double ton in ODIs in just 126 balls, making him the youngest batsman to score a double ODI ton.

Ishan got his first test call

In the absence of Rishabh Pant, Kishan got his first Test call-up. Ishan Kishan will make his debut for India in the red ball format against Australia. India and Australia will play four matches in the Boarder-Gavaskar Trophy Test series from February.

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