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“The energy Virat Kohli possesses is something I wish to match” – Ishan Kishan 

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Ishan Kishan, who nailed 56 of 32 balls on his own T20I debut against England, he revealed he wanted to learn a lot from his captain Virat Kohli and wants to emulate his energy.

Ishan Kishan and Kohli (73, not 49) played in 94 races for the second wicket, while India easily chased a 165-race target to tie a five-match streak against England. During the partnership, Kohli was constantly seen leading and encouraging the young man in the middle.

Speaking of his knocking victory in the match at a virtual press conference, Ishan Kishan admitted that hitting alongside Kohli was a “proud” feeling. The 22-year-old said in this regard:

“It was a proud feeling that I played together with Virat Kohli. I had seen him on television before. We could all see his energy and attitude on the field on the screen. But watching everything unfold before your eyes is very different. The energy it possesses is something I want to compare myself to. The way he plays and the look on the field can be learned so much from him. “

After Ishan Kishan was fired for 56 years, Kohli took the team home with another undefeated knock in the chase. He finished the game with four and six with Chris Jordan.

Virat Kohli told me to play staff: Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan further revealed that his captain gave him the freedom to strike the way he wanted, which took away a lot of his pressure. The debutant elaborated on this:

“The way he speaks and explains how and what you can do makes the game easier. It removes pressure from you. You don’t have to worry. You can play freely. He told me to let go of my punches. He even told me if I like to pull against the bouncer and if I’m comfortable (I do), I can accept that without worry. There are many things to learn on and off the field. I will make sure to learn as much as I can from him during this T20I series. ”

In addition to Kohli and Ishan Kishan, the Indian bowlers also made an impressive show limiting England to 164 for 6.

After Kohli won the throw and decided to throw the ball first, Bhuvneshwar Kumar caught the dangerous Jos Buttler lbw in the first over. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur then strangled England with identical numbers 2 for 29.

Posted March 15, 2021, 12:18 AM IST


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