Ishan Kishan finally showed his class for the Men in Blue. The left-handed batter was at his best during the first T20I against Sri Lanka in Lucknow.
Ishan went after the Lankan bowlers and amassed 89 runs off just 56 balls, laced with 10 fours and 3 sixes. Kishan became the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman to hit 13 boundaries in a T20I innings.
The previous record was held by Robin Uthappa, who hit 9 boundaries against Zimbabwe. Rishabh Pant smashed 8 boundaries on two occasions against the West Indies.
MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik, the two veteran wicket-keepers, are not part of the list.
Ishan and Rohit Sharma added 111 runs in 11.5 overs with the latter accumulating 44 off 32 balls, laced with 2 fours and a six.
After Rohit’s departure, Shreyas Iyer joined Kishan at the crease. The right-handed batsman played a sensational knock, scoring an unbeaten 57, which included 5 fours and 2 sixes.
India scored 199/2 after being asked to bat first by Sri Lanka. India are on a winning streak of 6 white-ball matches, having beaten West Indies in ODIs and T20Is.