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Ishan Kishan Biography:
Full name- Ishan Kishan
Date of Birth- 18 July 1998
Birth Place-Patna, Bihar, India
Zodiac sign- Cancer
Hometown-Nawada district, Bihar, India
School- Delhi Public School, Patna
College- College of Commerce, Patna
Father’s name- Pranav Kumar Pandey (Builder)
Mother’s name: Suchitra Singh
Brother’s name: Raj Kishan (Former State Level Cricketer)
Address- A bungalow in Rajendra Nagar, Patna
Hobbies- Playing Table Tennis and Billiards
Favourite Cricketers- Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist
Marital Status- Unmarried
One who is always having a mischievous smile on his face, Ishan Kishan is regarded is one of the most talented youngsters going around in Indian cricket. Ishan Kishan led India to the final of 2006 under-19 World Cup. Hailing from Patna, Ishan Kishan has been a household name in the Indian domestic cricket.
Here’s a look at his journey from his childhood to becoming a future star of Indian cricket:
21-year old Ishan Kishan hails from Patna, Bihar and currently represents Jharkhand cricket team in the first-class cricket. Growing up, Ishan was the most mischievous kid in the family. The Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batsman was born on 18th July 1998 to Pranav Kumar Pandey (Builder), who runs a construction business and Suchitra Singh, who is a homemaker.
Ishan Kishan loved playing cricket since his early days. His brother, Raj Kishan, currently a doctor, was also a former state-level cricketer. He and his brother would travel to different parts of the city to play different tournaments.
Coming from a supportive family, Ishan never had to convince his parents to take up cricket as his profession. Both Raj and Suchitra, in fact, always dreamt of seeing their kids play cricket at the highest level. While Ishan did pursue the game and represented the Indian under-19 team, his brother gave up his dream in between and changed his profession.
Ishan did his schooling from Delhi Public School in Patna. Apparently, the under-19 skipper hates studying. He would often bunk class to play football or cricket in his school days. He was so mischievous that he would not even take the mark sheets to home and would throw it outside of his school bus in a bid to avoid any smashing from his parents.
Ishan Kishan started his cricket at Moin-Ul Haq Stadium in Patna. He used to practice both in the morning and evenings. Kishan loved standing behind the wicket, though hitting sixes would still be his favourite job.
Kishan went from strength to strength and gradually made a name for himself in the age group cricket. Lesser opportunities in the state meant, he moved to Jharkhand in 2013. The talent was unquestionable as he started playing for Jharkhand at a tender age of 15.
ISHAN KISHAN DOMESTIC CRICKET CAREER:
Ishan Kishan made his domestic cricket debut for Jharkhand at a small age of 15.
Ishan Kishan rose to fame after playing a fantabulous knock of 273 runs against Delhi in 2016-17 Ranji Trophy. It still stands as the highest score by a Jharkhand player in the history of Ranji Trophy.
2017-18 Ranji season saw him becoming the leading run-getter for Jharkhand, scoring 484 runs in six matches.
Back to back impressive seasons in domestic cricket led him to receive a contract from Mumbai Indian in the Indian Premier League for a whopping price of 5.5 crore for 2018 IPL.
Ishan Kishan unleashed himself in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he scored 405 runs in nine matches. Furthermore, his unbeaten knock in the final of 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy helped India’s C clinch their maiden title.
ISHAN KISHAN LED INDIA IN 2016 UNDER-19 WORLD CUP
Ishan Kishan became a household name at a very young age and excellent performances in the domestic cricket pressed his case for becoming the skipper of India’s under-19 Team. Ishan led the team in the 2016 edition of the under-19 World Cup.
Ishan Kishan endured a lean run in the tournament, while his counterparts like Rishabh Pant, Sarfaraz Khan wreaked havoc. Kishan could only muster 73 runs in 6 matches. However, he managed to take his team to the finals of the tournament. India lost the 2016 Under-19 World Cup final against West Indies by 5 wickets.
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE:
Playing for a new franchise in Gujarat Lions, Ishan Kishan made his debut in IPL in 2016. He played only 5 matches that season. The following season, he made 11 appearances where he managed to amass 277 runs at an average and a strike rate of 27.70 and 134 respectively.
Kishan showed a glimpse of his talent in the same season against RCB. Coming in at number 7, Kishan played a brilliant 15-ball 39 run cameo and kept their side in the game till the very last over of the game.
Ahead of the 2018 IPL, Mumbai Indians snapped the Patna lad for a whopping amount of 5.5 crores. He became an integral member of the squad, playing as many as 14 matches that season. He amassed 275 runs at an average of 22.91. His strike rate of 149.45 meant he was retained for the next season as well. However, with the coming of Yuvraj Singh in the side, it was tough to accommodate Kishan in all the games. He did, however, played 7 matches in 2019 edition and eventually proved to be a forgettable one, having amassed just 101 runs with the highest score of 28.
Consistency is the key for Ishan Kishan going forward. He would be aiming to make an impression in the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League and thereby cement a place in the national side.
LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT ISHAN KISHAN:
- Ishan Kishan was India’s under-19 team in the 2006 edition of Under-19 World Cup.
- Ishan Kishan started his career from Patna but in 2013, he shifted to Jharkhand for more opportunities.
- Ishan Kishan had no interest in academics and would often bunk his school classes and play cricket at the ground.
- A very notorious guy since his childhood, Ishan Kishan is equally emotional in real life.
- Ishan Kishan considers MS Dhoni as his idol and often look upon him if facing any difficult in wicket-keeping or batting.
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