“Next match start from zero,” Ishan Kishan father’s valuable piece of advice

Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan’s father revealed a piece of advice he gave to Ishan Kishan after the latter scored a record-breaking double-century.

Ishan Kishan got a golden opportunity to feature in the playing XI in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh. Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma missed out on the match as he sustained a thumb injury while fielding. Ishan Kishan opened the innings. However, India lost Dhawan’s wicket early in the innings.

But, Ishan Kishan was determined not to let this opportunity slip. He stayed there and built a partnership with Virat Kohli. Soon after, Ishan began attacking the Bangladeshi bowlers from the front. Ishan Kishan got to his maiden ODI century in no time.

However, the party was just getting started. Ishan was in no mood to stop. He did not slow down after the century and kept scoring runs at the same pace. He intended to reach the magical figure of 200. And with the kind of shots he was playing, the feat looked achievable. Ishan Kishan scored 200 runs in a single inning of an ODI game and became the fastest player to do so. He joined the likes of Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar.

“Don’t let this 200 go to your head,” Ishan Kishan’s father offers a piece of advice

Ishan Kishan’s father spoke to the media after his son’s magical knock. He revealed an honest conversation he had with Ishan after the match. He revealed that he did not say much to the youngster. Just advised him to not let the 200 go to his head and to start from scratch again in the next match.

“When he scores runs, I don’t say much to him because he receives the congratulatory message from everyone,”

“He called me after the match and I told him ‘next match you will again start from zero. Don’t let this double hundred get into your head,”

The father further added that Ishan Kishan was dejected after getting snubbed from T20 World Cup. Ishan had trouble sleeping. However, his father sat him down and consoled him, saying that he should work hard and that next time he should not give anyone any reason to drop him.

“He was dejected, he was tense and I have never seen him like that ever. He is a fun-loving kid but when he was not picked, he was sad. At home, he would not sleep, he would walk on the terrace at night,” 

“So, one day, I sat him down and told him to stop feeling sorry for yourself. From now onwards, your job should be to make sure that they don’t get an excuse to drop you. Let your bat do the talking, you are still very young, there is a 50 over World Cup next year, prepare for that and make all the opportunities count,”

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