‘Oye, chaaro taraf ghoom ke bat dikha’ – Virat Kohli to Ishan Kishan

 Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli had a partnership of 94 runs from nine overs.


I understood the body language I need to succeed at this level: Ishan Kishan on batting with Skipper Virat Kohli

“No, I wasn’t nervous. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I had reached my fifty. When Virat Bhai told me ‘Top innings’, that’s when I realized. But after a fifty, I usually don’t raise my bat. Virat bhai ki peeche se awaaz aati hai ‘Oye, chaaro taraf ghoom ke bat dikha. Sab ko bat dikha, pehla match hai tera’. Only then I raised my bat because I felt it was an order,” Ishan said. 

Ishan further revealed what he learnt while batting with the chase master. Virat Kohli ended with an unbeaten 73 from 49 balls guiding India to the victory. Skipper hit a six to seal India’s win by seven wickets, capping off a dominating performance. Ishan talked about Virat Kohli’s energy while batting from which he learnt a lot. 

“I was struggling to match his level initially. His energy after hitting a boundary or taking a double is something I had never experienced. But I understood the body language I need to succeed at this level. So I learnt all these little things while batting with Virat Kohli,” Kishan said.