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'I Was Taken Aback': Ishan Kishan Tells Brian Lara How He Left Him In 'shock' - WATCH

Team India opener Ishan Kishan was handed the Player of the Series award for his outstanding batting performance in the three ODIs against the Windies.

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Team India opener Ishan Kishan interacts with Windies legend Brian Lara (Image: BCCI/Twitter and AP)

IND vs WI: Team India opener Ishan Kishan achieved a lot of records in the recently concluded IND vs WI ODI series. Kishan smashed three back-to-back half-centuries against the Men in Maroon and became the sixth Indian batter to achieve the feat. This was Team India's 13th consecutive ODI series win over West Indies. 

3 things you need to know 

  • Team India won the third IND vs WI ODI match by 200 runs 
  • Shubman Gill was handed over the Player of the Match for his 85 runs innings off 91 balls
  • Ishan Kishan registered his fourth consecutive half-century on the West Indies tour 

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Brian Lara interacts with Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill post India vs West Indies series 

After the conclusion of the IND vs WI ODI series, West Indies legend Brian Lara interacted with young Indian players Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill. The video of the interaction was uploaded by BCCI on their official social media handle. 

Ishan Kishan explains how Brian Lara left him in shock | Watch 

While interacting with Windies legend Brian Lara, Team India opener Ishan Kishan opened up about the incident wherein Brian Lara left him amazed. Kishan said that he once received an Instagram message from Lara which left him 'shocked'. Ishan said that he didn't expect this from a player of his stature. The left-handed Indian opener said: 

I think for me the most important thing is like the stories I have heard, like you always used to bat till lunch and if you are there on the pitch you go to practice and then again come to bat. So that is something to learn from you. And also I was very excited when once you texted me on Instagram and I was actually in shock, like how come you texted me. Such a legend of this game texted me and I was really very happy about it.

Ishan Kishan added 

So performing here, where your name is there on the board, it was really special for me to perform here, and I love to watch highlights of your innings, how you used to do that (high backlift) and play shots. 

After the conclusion of the ODI series, the Indian cricket team will take on West Indies in a five-match T20I series. The first match will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad on August 3, 2023. 

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