Despite the third ODI between India and West Indies turning out to be a one-sided affair and eventually turning boring in the end, the fans were elated by some great commentary from India’s wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan. The young batter and wicketkeeper for India, has had an incredible tour in the West Indies. Kishan was crucial for the team as he finished the series with 184 runs after hitting fifty in each of the three One-Day Internationals against the West Indies.
After scoring fifty runs in the third and final ODI at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, the wicketkeeper joined an elite group that included Mohammed Azharuddin, MS Dhoni, and Dilip Vengsarkar. In the three bilateral ODIs, the 25-year-old Indian batsman is the most recent to record half-centuries.
In the final ODI, Kishan got into a lighthearted conversation with former India opener Aakash Chopra, who was commentating, during a stumping appeal. When Chopra mentioned the well-known Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the young player responded brilliantly.
"It's very rare that you review the stumping and run-out dismissal. So far, I am seeing the feet on the ground. You can come from Ranchi, but your name is not MS Dhoni," Chopra said on-air, to which Kishan was heard saying in the stump mic. "Ha, fir thik hai. (Then it's okay). After hearing the former cricketer replied, "How sweet Ishan. We love you."
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Kishan is not happy with the finishing
Kishan, who won the Player of the Series award, expressed his dissatisfaction with his performance in the three-match ODI series. The 25-year-old also talked about his senior's outburst after he missed converting the innings that he played into big scores.
"Not so happy with the finishing that I gave. I was supposed to score big after being set. That’s what my seniors told me, I should’ve stayed in and scored big. That’s what I’ll try next time, I’ll get set in the middle and score big," Kishan told in the post-match presentation.