Ahead of the Asia Cup 2023 clash against Pakistan, Team India took a big hit with KL Rahul ruled out as their star wicket-keeper. They had to rush in Ishan Kishan to bat at number five, a move that left many scratching their heads since he’s usually an opener.
Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan silenced all the doubters with an amazing performance against Pakistan in a high-stakes match, especially when the top guns like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill faltered.
Stepping up with India struggling at 48/3, Ishan Kishan displayed serious confidence and smashed a fifty in just 54 balls.
The Ranchi batter smashed 82 runs off 81 balls, but Haris Rauf got him with a cheeky short ball outside off in the 38th over. Kishan tried to send it into orbit over mid-wicket but just skied it. Babar Azam at mid-on took an easy catch.
Kishan’s knock was studded with nine boundaries and two sixes. He stitched a 138-run partnership with Hardik Pandya for the fifth wicket.
Meanwhile, the fans and all the sceptics of Ishan Kishan had a change of heart as they couldn’t help but react with love to his incredible performance in this match.