“I could have got to 300 also”: Ishan Kishan after scoring fastest double century against Bangladesh

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan wants his bat do the talking. The diminutive batter from Jharkhand scored the fastest double hundred in ODI cricket history but rued missing an opportunity to become the first triple centurion in the format.

Playing only his 10th ODI, the 24-year-old displayed fearless batting as he shattered Chris Gayle’s record of fastest (138 balls) double century in the format when he took just 126 balls to the milestone. India posted a huge 409 for eight. He was out for 210 in the 36th over of the Indian innings.

“I got out with 15 (14.1) overs left. I could have got 300 also,” Kishan told the media in post-match conference.

Ishan became the fourth Indian batter to score a double hundred. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has scored it thrice including his highest ODI score of 264 while Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have scored once each.

“I am blessed to hear my name between such legends. The wicket was too good to bat on. My intent was very clear — if the ball is there, I’ll go for it,” he revealed about his strategy.

Ishan’s record-breaking knock came in the company of Virat Kohli and he credited the former India captain to “calm him down” when he was approaching his maiden century.

“I was batting with Virat bhai, and he was spot on with which bowlers I needed to select [to target].I was on 95 and wanted to bring up the hundred with a six but he calmed me down, saying it was my first hundred, get it in singles as it’s your first,” he said.