Ishan Kishan breaks Gayle’s world record


The young wicketkeeper batsman, Ishan Kishan, smashed a double century off just 126 balls in the third and final ODI of the series against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. He became the world’s eighth batter to accomplish the milestone, and India’s fourth after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, and Virender Sehwag.

Ishan utilised the opportunity he got due to skipper Rohit Sharma’s thumb injury, as the India batsman was ruled out for the match. India was put to bat first, and in this match also, India did not get off to a good start, as the visitors lost their first wicket early in the form of Shikhar Dhawan, who made 3 off 8. Ishan and swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli formed a 200 run partnership for the second wicket.

Ishan broke West Indies great Chris Gayle’s record for the quickest to 200 in an ODI innings with the accomplishment, which made him the seventh batsman in ODIs to reach a double century. Gayle reached 200 runs in 138 balls against Zimbabwe in 2015. He scored 215 in that match.

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