Virat Kohli scored his 44th ODI century against Bangladesh and went past Ricky Ponting’s tally of 71 international centuries. The batter hit his 72nd international hundred and hopped onto the second position on the batter’s list of most international centuries.
Young India batter and double-centurion Ishan Kishan talked about how batting with Kohli made him feel very good and talked about the experience of sharing the wicket with Virat he said that he gets to learn a lot by observing the right-hander at the wicket. He also said that the team wants to see Virat Kohli score continuously to reach 100 centuries.
“It feels really very good. When Virat Bhai was walking in, I was only thinking that today I’ve got an opportunity to bat alongside him. I didn’t think of such a big partnership, but it was a matter of pride to bat with him and learning a lot of things. Watching them from the non-striker’s end and observing how such players remain calm in crunch situations, use the opposition bowlers, what they can try and why… and usually I don’t speak with my partners while batting. But since it was Virat Bhai, I was trying to speak to him and learn whatever I can,” Ishan was quoted as saying.
‘Whenever other players do well, he celebrates’- Ishan Kishan
The 24-year-old mentioned that Virat celebrates the accomplishments of other players which in turn boosts the morale of the team’s players and makes them happy.
“What I feel is, he always gets happy for me when I do well. In fact, whenever other players do well, he celebrates and I’ve seen it. And when such players are delighted for you, it obviously makes you feel happy and motivates you. I also want him to keep scoring. He is such a big player, we also want to see him get 100 hundreds,” Ishan concluded.
India decimated Bangladesh in the final ODI of the three-match series to register a comprehensive 227-run victory at the Zahur Ahmed Chaudhary Stadium, Chattogram on Saturday.