Similar attempts had been attempted by KL Rahul, the wicketkeeper for the Bangladesh ODIs, but the ball had popped out of his gloves, and it turned out to be a crucial moment in the first ODI as India lost by one wicket.
With their exciting two-run triumph over Sri Lanka in the first of the three T20Is, India got the year off to a winning start. The star performer was Shivam Mavi, who made his India debut. In his four overs, he took one wicket apiece while allowing only 22 runs to be scored. Umran Malik also enjoyed his experience. The Jammu and Kashmir speedster’s speed gun reading was 155 kph, and in his four overs, he took two wickets and conceded just 27 runs.
In addition to the two, Ishan Kishan also garnered praise for his glovework. The wicketkeeper took a superb catch to remove Charith Asalanka from the game after Umran Malik had bowled him, and he also seldom allowed any balls to go past him.
In his endeavour, Kishan covered a lot of ground while lagging behind, alerting Harshal Patel at third-man not to go for the catch, then pulling off a great diving catch. The crowd loved it right away, praising Kishan’s incredible athleticism on social media.
In a video that the BCCI published earlier on Wednesday, Kishan can be seen discussing his ideas with fielding coach T Dilip. Ishan drew attention to India’s fielding mistakes during the most recent series against Bangladesh, where the side lost quite a few opportunities.
When the ball came out of KL Rahul’s gloves while he was the wicketkeeper for the Bangladesh ODIs, it signalled a turning point in the first ODI, which India lost by one wicket.