‘You scored a hundred points but I missed my home stadium’: How Shreyas Iyer responded to Ishan Kishan’s question

Indian cricket duo Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer put on a fun celebration at the second ODI between India and South Africa in Ranchi. At Kishan’s home ground, he produced fireworks with the racquet and hit 93 runs on just 84 balls using 7 sixes and 4 fours. On the contrary, Iyer sacked a century, scoring 113 balls from 111 balls. Despite being the local hero, Kishan was forced to return to the pavilion without reaching the triple-digit score. He even pointed this out to his accomplice Iyer when the two chatted after the game.

India trailed 1-0 in the series after losing their opener ODI and didn’t get off to the best start with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill leaving early. But with Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer batting at No. 3 and No. 4, it never looked like India would falter in the chase.

Later in his innings, Kishan produced some daring shots and smashed South African bowlers out of the park. He refused to change gears and left in the ’90s, just 7 runs short of a century ahead of his home fans. Iyer, on the other hand, kept his cool and made sure to get India over the line himself.

In a video shared on Twitter by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Ishan Iyer asked how he felt about scoring a century while missing his hometown landmark.

“What are you saying to the fact that you shot 100 and I missed my 100 on my home course? But I’m very happy you shot 100,” Ishan asked in the video.

“It takes two to tango in the end. I’m very happy we finished on a good note and you can probably score a century in the next game,” Iyer replied.

The two batsmen also spoke about Ishan’s in-game pyrotechnics. Iyer even said he wanted to talk to Ishan about a few things, but decided against it because he didn’t want to “invade his privacy.”

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“I just wanted to talk to you and communicate fairly well, but since you were in animal mode and in your zone, I didn’t want to invade your privacy,” Iyer told Kishan.

With the scoreline 1-1 and momentum in their favor, India would look to win their third and final ODI against South Africa on Tuesday.

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