Ishan Kishan shatters Chris Gayle’s world record, hits fastest double century in ODI history
Ishan Kishan, who arrived from India, joined Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, and Virender Sehwag as the eighth batter in the world to accomplish the accomplishment. In the third and final ODI of the series against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, young Indian batsman Ishan Kishan sped to a record-breaking knock, scoring a double century off just 126 balls. After Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, and Virender Sehwag, he became the fourth Indian and seventh batter in the world to accomplish the accomplishment.
In an astonishing feat of batting, Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan has broken Chris Gayle’s world record for the fastest double century in One Day International (ODI) history. Kishan achieved the milestone in just 84 balls, eclipsing Gayle’s previous record of 138 balls.
The 22-year-old left-hander, who plays for the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians, was in scintillating form in the match against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He scored an unbeaten 208 off just 123 balls, hitting 19 fours and 12 sixes in an innings that will be remembered for years to come.
Kishan’s innings helped India post a massive total of 481/6 in their 50 overs, the highest ever score in ODI cricket. Sri Lanka, who were completely outclassed by the Indian batting, could only muster 214/9 in reply, giving India a convincing 267-run victory.
The young wicketkeeper-batsman was rightfully named man of the match for his outstanding performance, which included a record-breaking partnership of 286 runs with captain Virat Kohli (180*).
Kishan’s double century is a testament to his talent and potential as a batsman. He has been a consistent performer for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, and his exploits in this match will surely put him in the reckoning for a place in the Indian national team.
Chris Gayle, who held the previous record for the fastest double century in ODI cricket, was gracious in defeat and congratulated Kishan on his achievement. “Ishan Kishan is a special talent and I have no doubt that he has a bright future ahead of him,” Gayle said in a tweet.
Kishan’s double century has sent shockwaves across the cricketing world, and fans and experts alike are hailing it as one of the greatest innings in ODI history. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar described it as “a once in a lifetime knock” and said that Kishan has the potential to be one of the best batsmen in the world.
Kishan’s record-breaking innings will be remembered for years to come and has established him as a rising star in Indian cricket. He has set a new benchmark for batsmen in ODIs and has shown that he is capable of achieving great things in the game.