- Shamser Khalid
Ishan Kishan Refuses to Autograph Above MS Dhoni’s Signature
In the aftermath of Jharkhand's game against Kerala, a supporter asked Ishan Kishan to sign his phone cover. When Ishan saw that the phone case already had MS Dhoni's autograph, he politely declined to add his signature above MS Dhoni's.
MS Dhoni, a.k.a. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is a former international cricketer who was captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017. Dhoni has won several awards over the years and led India to victory in three ICC trophies, the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, the most by any Indian captain.
MS Dhoni is also known as one of the best finishers in the game and one of the greatest wicket-keepers in the history of cricket.
The moment of Kishan refusing to sign was captured and shared on Twitter. The post has since gone viral and has over three-hundred thousand views. Some of the phrases in the video was translated and they include the player saying, “This is Mahi bhai's signature and you are telling me to sign above it. I can’t do this” and, “I have not reached the level of MS Dhoni, I will sign at the bottom.”
The video has since resulted in plenty of admirers for the young India keeper-batter. Some of the responses include statements like “A very lovely gesture” and “Best thing I have seen today on the internet.”
The 24-year-old player has recently made history by registering the fastest double hundred in the men's ODIs. In an interview after the record-breaking double century against Bangladesh, team coach, Uttam Majumdar talked about the young wicketkeeper-batter’s talent even before his India debut.
The coach also talked about how he saw potential in Kishan since he was a child and had told the player’s father, Pranav ji, “Your son is special, and he has to be unlucky if he doesn't play for India.”
In addition to breaking a record, Kishan smashed 210 off 131 balls in the third match against Bangladesh in Chattogram. With this record and score, Kishan shattered the previous record held by Chris Gayle, who’d taken 138 balls against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup. Last week, the player became the fourth ODI double-centurion Indian and the seventh batsman overall to achieve the feat.
Currently the keeper-batter is representing Jharkhand in the 2022-2023 Ranji Trophy season. The Ranji Trophy is the main domestic first-class cricket competition in India.
At this time, Jharkhand is ranked 7th in the Elite C Group, and their next match will be on December 27 against the Services. The Services are under the auspices of the Services Sports Control Board and represent the Indian Armed Forces.
The competition started on December 13, and the finals will be on February 20.