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'Could've scored 300’, says record man Kishan



Photo: Ishan Kishan celebrates after his double ton against Bangladesh

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Ishan Kishan reached his double century against Bangladesh in Chattogram in just 126 balls, which is 12 balls faster than Chris Gayle, who previously held the record. And the India opener still had 15 overs to go when he reached the peak.

It's no surprise he was looking for something even bigger.

Kishan was on his haunches just a few months ago after missing his maiden international hundred by seven runs in Ranchi. He now has not just a hundred, but a double hundred to his name - and the fastest ever in men's ODIs.

"I'm blessed to hear my name alongside such legends. Still feel when I got out, 15 overs were left. Could've scored 300 also!" Kishan said.

"The wicket was too good to bat on. My intent was very clear: if the ball is there, I'll go for it," Kishan further said about the pitch. Compared to Dhaka in the first two ODIs, this pitch in Chattogram offered true bounce to play the shots and little lateral movement.

Kishan and Virat Kohli were involved in a grand 290-run stand for the second wicket, with the latter also bringing up his 72nd international hundred.

Kishan also stated that a conversation with his Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav gave him more confidence.

"Had a chat with Surya bhai. He said when you bat before the game, you see the ball well. I didn't take too much pressure on myself. Just wanted to make use of the opportunity" he added.