MS Dhoni was a wicketkeeper-batsman from Jharkhand. He played for India and showed no mercy to the bowlers. That is past.
Today, Jharkhand appears to have gained another cricket prince who looked like the great Dhoni on Sunday when Ishan Kishan bat during the second T20I against England in London. He emerged as the second Indian batsman to score 50 and above in T20.
Kishan, who played his first T20 in the Indian jersey, scored 56 off 32 balls and thereby helped India chase down England's score of 165 with ease. After KL Rahul's early departure for a six-ball duck, Jharkhand new prince of cricket who had shown a lot of promise in the IPL, took matters into his own hands with the skipper Virat Kohli standing tall at the other end.
Kishan's superb 56 was studded with five boundaries and four maximums as he brought the crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium on their feet, states a report published by in.news.yahoo.com.
"Seeing him bat fearlessly reminded cricket fans of the veteran MSD who also hails from Jharkhand and kept wickets for the team."
The same report adds:"This has happened before," was the collective thought that was shared on microblogging site Twitter by multiple users including Virender Sehwag.