Happy Birthday Ishan Kishan

Some Interesting Facts about Ishan Kishan

Born on 18 July 1998

Ishan Kishan was born on the 18th of July in 1998 in Patna, Bihar. He wasn’t serious about cricket initially but his elder brother Raj Kishan helped him evolve into a professional cricketer

Left school for cricket

The Patna-born player couldn’t maintain the balance between cricket and studies. Hence, he eventually had to give up school due to attendance shortage.

Idolises MS Dhoni and Adam Gilchrist

Like every modern day wicket-keeper, Ishan Kishan has a couple of big and common names as his idols. Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist and former India skipper MS Dhoni are two players who he followed very closely.

Led India to the final of the Under-19 World Cup in 2016

India’s Under-19 teams have done really well in the Under-19 World Cups ever since the inception of the tournament. Ishan Kishan led one such side in 2016.

Road accident

A road accident which almost kept him out of the Under-19 World Cup

IPL Deal

Ishan Kishan was bought by the Gujarat Lions (GL) ahead of the 2016 season for a sum of INR 35 lakhs.After that Mumbai Indians broke the bank as they bought the left-handed wicket-keeper batsman for a stunning sum of INR 6.2 crores. In the 2018 IPL

3rd youngest player to hit an IPL fifty

Ishan Kishan had a terrible start to his IPL career. He could muster a mere 42 runs in five innings in his debut season in 2016. In 2017, he constantly got starts but couldn’t convert them. However, in the final game of the group stages, Kishan became the third youngest player (fourth now) to score a fifty in the IPL.

Highest individual score in Ranji Trophy

Kishan Holds the record for the highest individual score in Ranji Trophy by a Jharkhand player (273)