Born in Patna but playing for Jharkhand in domestic cricket, Ishan Kishan represents a new breed of Indian batting – aggressive, fearless and technically sound.
He is only 19 years old but has played plenty of special innings in his still nascent career and is earmarked for success later on.
Kishan is a powerful hitter of the ball and has the ability to make the ball soar far over the boundaries.
Speaking to TOI, the young lad said that he follows Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who belongs to the same state for which he plays, and has made it big in cricket.
“I idolise Dhoni. Earlier, I wasn’t that serious about wicket keeping, but when I started following Dhoni and his style of wicketkeeping, I made up my mind that I wanted to be like him. He is quite quick with his keeping.”
While he may idolize Dhoni, Ishan says his favourite player is someone else. “When it comes to my favourite player, it is Virat Kohli. I will always have a soft corner for Dhoni but my favourite is Virat Kohli,” Ishan added.