Ishan Kishan: ‘You scored a ton, I missed my hometown’ Shreyas Iyer: “It takes two to tango, next game you get one”

Ishan Kishan was visibly upset after missing a well-deserved seven-hundred run on his home pitch, but Shreyas Iyer scored his second ODI hundred, comforting the flamboyant hitter by saying, “You’ll get through in the next game.”

“I was disappointed when you missed your hundred. I just wanted to talk and communicate with you but since you were in your beast mode and zone and I didn’t want to invade your privacy we won the match I think at the end of the day it takes two to tango, you get one in the next game,” Iyer told Kishan in the post-game interaction video tweeted by the BCCI.

Shreyas Iyer (113 not out) and Ishan Kishan (93) forged a 161-run streak for the third wicket to secure India’s seven-wicket win in Sunday’s second ODI at Ranchi.

Kishan smashed seven sixes – three more than the entire South African team – but his 83-ball blitz ended with the batsman potting deep mid-wicket just short of his hundred.

Iyer also quipped Ishan about Dale Steyn’s tweet, in which the former Proteas speedster said, “Kishan pressed beast mode.”

β€œI know this wicket very well. I’ve played so many matches here. I know how the wicket plays. I was just trying to center the ball,” Ishan said.

Iyer also praised Ishan’s six-stroke ability and, speaking from the non-forward side, said it was surreal and easy on the eyes to watch the balls go into the stands.

β€œIt’s not easy to score runs when the balls get old. When the Pacer bowlers bowl those slower Yorkers, my plan was to attack the two spinners with my left arm. I decided if the ball was in my arc I would just try. I believe in my shots,” Kishan said.

Kishan also praised Iyer, who sealed victory for India.

“Because you scored from the first ball there was no pressure on me and it helped me to take some time and play my natural game,” Kishan said.

The duo also spoke about Shreyas Iyer’s celebration after he scored the century. Iyer said: “The centenary came instinctively. I haven’t decided to celebrate in any particular way, but I want to appreciate the crowd, they came in large numbers and it was an electric atmosphere.”

“I was looking forward to the competition and when you mentioned how the wicket was going to play I just applied my thoughts and things went pretty well for me.”

The three-game series is 1-1. South Africa won the opener by nine runs. New Delhi will host the decision on Tuesday.



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