Despite missing out on his maiden international century, Ishan Kishan addressed the fans with his extraordinary six-hitting finesse in the second ODI against South Africa in Ranchi. The Indian team chased down the total of 279 with the help of brilliant knocks of 113 not out off 111 balls from Shreyas Iyer and 93 from Ishan Kishan.
The Jharkhand-based player gave a special fan note to Shardul Thakur after the match. The BCCI shared a video where Ishan can be seen talking to the local fans in Ranchi.
Fan interactions with local lad @ishankishan51 👏👏
P.S. – Also, Ishan delivers a special fan note to @imShard ☺️👌 #TeamIndia | #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/6DWYVmNohh
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 2022
“Aisa nahi hai Ranchi mey bus mujhe pyar milta hai sab ke liye pyar hai idhar (Fans in Ranchi not only love me, but there is also love for others as well). Shardul Thakur 54 and there is a heart, so good,” Ishan said.
“Jis shiddat se usne bola na please de dijiyega Shardul bhai ko, maine bola lao yaar de doonga aur bol doonga Shardul bhai ko kisi bahut bade tagde fan ne aapko diya hai (The way the fan requested to me that please give this note to Shardul, I said okay give it to me I will deliver it),” he added.
Kishan missed out on his maiden International century by just seven runs.
After the match, Jharkhand-based batter Ishan Kishan attended a post-match conference and said, “We always try to learn. Whenever we do feel, we can brush aside our mistakes but with the standard of cricket we are playing, we have to learn a lot. On the days we play well, we analyze our mistakes and try to find out how we can get better. I missed my hundred, but 93 was also good in terms of contributing to the team. You feel bad when you miss a hundred, but next time when I am in a similar situation, I will try to not miss the hundred”.