Ishan Kishan, birthday, first match, first ball six..Ishan Kishan scores fifty in his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Ishan Kishan, birthday, first match, first ball six..Ishan Kishan scores fifty in his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Ishan Kishan with Shikhar Dhawan

Ishan Kishan with Shikhar Dhawan&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credits:&nbspAP


  • Ishan Kishan made a memorable debut, created a ruckus in his very first match
  • Wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan did not score a half-century in the first match
  • Ishan Kishan broke down by causing havoc on Sri Lankan bowlers

On Sunday, when the Indian team was about to play the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Sanju Samson, the first priority as a wicketkeeper, got injured. Samson, who was injured during practice, did not appear able to play the match, so 23-year-old Ishan Kishan had to be fielded as a substitute. It was probably Ishan Kishan’s good luck, because today is also his 23rd birthday and on this day he got a chance to debut in international one-day cricket.

Batting first in the match, Sri Lanka scored 262 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. India had a target of 263 runs. Opener Prithvi Shaw gave a good start to Team India by playing an innings of 43 runs. He got out and Ishan Kishan came out to bat at number three. For the first time, he came out to play for the country in ODI cricket, but he did not get nervous from anywhere in his gesture.

Ishan Kishan with Shikhar Dhawan

game cast smoky innings

Ishan Kishan came to bat in his first ODI match and started playing in a bang as soon as he arrived. Ishan completed his maiden ODI half-century in 33 balls and got rid of the sweat of the Sri Lankan bowlers. He didn’t stop here. Ishan made his debut ODI match memorable by scoring 59 runs in 42 balls before being dismissed in the 18th over. His innings included 8 fours and 2 sixes. (Know here the full status of this match, latest updates and scores)

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Birthday celebration with a six off the first ball

As told, he did not appear under pressure at all due to the gesture of Ishan Kishan. He gave proof of this as soon as he landed on the pitch when he hit a six on the very first ball of his ODI career. This was the first time that all three things happened simultaneously with a player – birthday, ODI debut and debut with sixes.

Ishan Kishan against Sri Lanka on ODI debut

Started career in T20 as well

Ishan Kishan, who was the captain of India’s Under-19 World Cup team, has now become the second Indian player to score a half-century in the first match of ODI and T20 International cricket. Before him, only Robin Uthappa had done this feat.

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