Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Young aggressive opener Ishan Kishan got his chance in the Indian team in the third and final ODI at Chattogram against Bangladesh after skipper Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to an injury. 

Kishan grabbed his chance with both hands as he scored an attacking double-century. Kishan was steady during the start of the innings. However, he shifted the gears gradually once Virat Kohli joined him.

After getting his maiden ODI hundred off just 81 balls, he cut loose. Kishan went from 100 to 150 in just 14 balls dealing with boundaries only. He finally got to his double hundred in just 126 balls. He struck a whooping 24 boundaries and 10 sixes in the process. Kishan’s knock is the quickest double ton in ODI cricket.

Kishan broke the world record held earlier by West Indies great Chris Gayle, of slamming the fastest double hundred in 50-over cricket. Gayle had taken 138 deliveries to score his double hundred against Zimbabwe in the 2015 ICC World Cup. Kishan bettered the record by a massive 12 deliveries and also became the youngest cricketer to breach the 200-run mark in ODIs.

With this brilliant knock, Kishan became the fourth Indian to hit a double hundred in ODI cricket. He joined the likes of Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, and Virender Sehwag to score a double hundred for India in the 50-over format,

With this scintillating knock, Kishan has certainly thrown his hat in the ring for a berth in the ODI World Cup squad for the Men in Blue.