Ishan Kishan Bio Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Centuries
Ishan Kishan is a rising star in Indian cricket whose talents earned him a place in Gujarat Lions – an IPL team for 2016. Let us find out some details about this budding talent.
Ishan Kishan hails from Patna but he actually had to get himself registered from Jharkhand in order to play for India. Ishan’s father, Pranav Pandey, is a builder by profession but he has a deep interest in cricket and he was well aware of his son’s area of interest and talent. As a result, his father encouraged Ishan to pursue a career in cricket.
The credit for Ishan receiving his father’s support actually goes to Santosh Kumar – coach and elder brother of Ishan. It was Santosh who made his father understand that Ishan was purposing the right career. Santosh actually suggested Ishan to go to Jharkhand because Bihar Cricket Association had been de-recognized by BCCI and the only way Ishan could make it big was if he played from a different state altogether. It turned out to be a correct decision as, when Ishan reached Ranchi to showcase his talents, he got selected for Jharkhand Ranji Team.
Rahul Dravid – the veteran cricketer from India was the one who actually noticed Ishan’s performance in domestic cricket during a match against Saurashtra. That’s when Ishan was recommended as India’s Under-19 cricket team’s coach.
Ishan’s Stats at a Glance
Let us take a quick look at Ishan’s statistics so far at a glance:
|Height||168 cm / 1.68 meters / 5’ 6”|
|Weight||60 kg / 132 pounds|
|Birth date||18th July 1998|
|Father||Pranav Kumar Pandey (Builder)|
|Religion||Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma)|
|Specialty||Wicket Keeping and Bating|
|Bowling type||Medium pace|
|Favorite bowl type||Yorker|
|Domestic team||Gujarat Lions (2016 to present)|
|Formats of the match played||First-class|
Ishan is a left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper and this is perhaps the reason why people often see glimpses of Adam Gilchrist and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in him. Ishan has been bought by Gujarat Lions IPL team for Rs. 35 lakh and he is expected to have a good overall performance in both IPL and the World Cup Cricket.
He came to be recognized after he scored 273 runs in 2016-17 Ranji Trophy against Delhi. This has been the highest score by Jharkhand in any Ranji Trophy so far. This has also been the highest point in Ishan’s career so far.
Apparently, Ishan Kishan has already indulged in his share of controversy in the start of his career. The incident happened right before Under 19 in 2016. He was driving a car and he slowly sped up. He went in such high speed that he was unable to control the car at one point and he rammed the car into an autorickshaw that was carrying 3 passengers.
It was his father’s car and he stepped out of the car right after he hit the autorickshaw. The three passengers onboard got hit badly but that was not the worst thing that happened. After the hit, he got into a scuffle with the people on the accident site and things escalated so badly that he actually got hit by the onlookers!
Some people even called the police to settle the issue.
Ishan was studying in Delhi Public School but he had to leave his schooling as he was unable to manage both studies and games. He was falling severely short of attendance and because of that he had to leave his school. Even though he was lacking in studies, he never stopped playing the game because he wanted to make a career in cricket itself.
Ishan is currently single and he is not looking for any committed or casual relationship right now. His focus is on cricket and he wants to win the cup for India right now.
Bihar is very casteist. Since Ishan is a Bhumihar by caste, the Bhumihars of Bihar are rejoicing for having someone of their own clan represent them in the world platform.
On the other hand, Ishan’s grandmother is a very well-known OBGyne. She is also the former Civil Surgeon of Nawada, Dr. Savitri Sharma. Ishan is expected to walk on the footsteps of his ancestors and make a mark on the Indian map. The BJP MP of Nawada and Dr. Savitri Sharma’s close friend and acquaintance expressed their congratulations to Ishan on his success.
Lesser known things about him
- He likes to go against the spinners. He thinks that it would be best for him if he beats at the opening position and he faces the spinners after going against a few pacers.
- Before being selected in the IPL team he expressed that he wanted to be a part of Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings or Rajasthan Royals that was mentored by Rahul Dravid.
- He also said that he was never serious about playing cricket and had never thought he would be where he is today. He used to play it just for fun.