Ishan Kishan Biography
Ishan Kishan, a left-handed opener, was born on July 18, 1998, in Patna, Bihar. A registration issue between the Bihar Cricket Association and the BCCI led him to play for the neighboring state of Jharkhand.
International Debut: Ishan made his international debut on March 14, 2021, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Positioned in the post-Dhoni era of Indian cricket, he emerged as a prominent wicketkeeper-batsman vying for the spot left by the legendary MS Dhoni, with Rishabh Pant being his main competitor.
- Full Name: Ishan Pranav Kumar Pandey Kishan
- Nickname: Definite, Ishan Kishan
- Date of Birth: July 18, 1998
- Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Education: Delhi Public School, Patna; College of Commerce, Patna
- Religion: Hindu
- Nationality: Indian
- Family: Father – Pranav Kumar Pandey, Mother – Suchitra Singh, Brother – Raj Kishan
- Girlfriend: Aditi Hundia (Rumoured)
- Marriage Status: Not Married
- Profession: Cricketer (India)
- Role: Wicketkeeper-Batsman
- Batting Style: Left-Handed Bat
- Bowling Style: NA
- FC Debut: Assam vs Jharkhand at Guwahati – December 14–17, 2014
- List A Debut: Odisha vs Jharkhand at Ranchi – March 07, 2014
- T20 Debut: Jharkhand vs Tripura at Eden Gardens – April 02, 2014
- IPL Debut: vs Punjab Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 11, 2016
- Coaches: Santosh Kumar, Ajit Mishra, Uttam Mazumdar
- Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist
- Ishan Kishan, born on July 18, 1998, in Bodh Gaya, Gaya, Bihar.
- Father, Pranav Kumar Pandey, is a builder by profession.
- Mischievous in childhood, he attended Delhi Public School, Patna, and later the College of Commerce, Patna.
- Brother, Raj Kishan, a doctor and former state-level cricketer.
- Early cricket practice at Moin-Ul Haq Stadium in Patna.
- Debuted for Jharkhand in 2014 at age 15, catching the selectors’ attention.
- First-class debut in December 2014 for Jharkhand.
- Scored 273 runs against Delhi in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy.
- Highest run-scorer for Jharkhand in the 2017/18 and 2018-19 seasons.
- India C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
- Unbeaten century in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
- India Red team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
- Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020–21: Scored 173 runs, took seven catches, highest total by any team.
Indian Premier League (IPL):
- Debut in IPL 2016 for Gujarat Lions.
- Impressive seasons led to Mumbai Indians contract in 2018 for 6.2 crores.
- Highest run-scorer for Mumbai Indians in 2020 with 516 runs.
- Retained by Mumbai Indians in 2023 IPL Auction.
- T20I debut against England on March 14, 2021, scoring 56 runs.
- ODI debut on July 18, 2021, against Sri Lanka, scoring 59 runs.
- Double century against Bangladesh in December 2022, fastest to achieve this feat.
- 14 sixes in a Ranji Trophy match against Delhi.
- Led India’s U-19 team to the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup 2016.
- Second Indian cricketer after Ajinkya Rahane to score a fifty in an international debut match.
- Fastest player to score a double century in an ODI at the age of 24 years and 145 days.
Lesser Known Facts:
- Nicknamed “Definite” by friends.
- Shifted to Jharkhand in 2013 for more cricket opportunities.
- Noticed by Rahul Dravid, picked in the U-19 squad, and made captain.
- Almost lost his right eye during IPL 2018 after a throw from Hardik Pandya.
- Arrested for reckless driving before the Under-19 World Cup 2016.
- Active on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
Career Summary (Batting Stats):
- ODI: 14 matches, 510 runs, HS: 210, Ave: 42.5, SR: 106.02, 1 century, 3 fifties.
- T20I: 27 matches, 653 runs, HS: 89, Ave: 25.11, SR: 122.74, 4 fifties.
- FC: 48 matches, 2985 runs, HS: 273, Ave: 38.76, SR: 68.9, 6 centuries, 16 fifties.
- List A: 91 matches, 3059 runs, HS: 210, Ave: 37.76, SR: 93.86, 5 centuries, 15 fifties.
- T20: 151 matches, 3838 runs, HS: 113*, Ave: 28.64, SR: 129.83, 3 centuries, 21 fifties.
- FC: 48 matches, 0 wickets, Ave: NA, Econ: 3.8.
- List A: 91 matches, 0 wickets, Ave: NA, Econ: NA.
- T20: 151 matches, 0 wickets, Ave: NA, Econ: NA.