The world of cricket is a treasure trove of skill and captivating events, and a recent incident involving Indian cricket star Ishan Kishan at teammate Shubman Gill’s birthday party added a delightful dose of humor to the mix. Kishan, renowned for his exceptional batting prowess and an infectious sense of humor, left everyone in splits with a joke that quickly became the talk of the town.
Cricket enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the 24th birthday of Shubman Gill, the immensely talented opening batsman, on September 8. It’s customary in the sports world to mark such occasions by smearing cake on the birthday person’s face, a practice met with cheers and applause. However, no one could have anticipated the comical twist that Ishan Kishan would inject into the proceedings.
Hailing from Jharkhand, the left-handed dynamo Kishan is more than just a cricketer; he’s a complete entertainer. A few months prior, his humorous comments made from behind the stumps during the West Indies Test series had already garnered widespread attention. Yet, his sense of humor transcended the cricket pitch, as demonstrated at Shubman Gill’s birthday bash.
Despite Shubman Gill’s valiant efforts to fend off the impending cake ambush, mischievous colleagues managed to plaster his face with cake to everyone’s amusement. Amid the laughter and applause, Ishan Kishan delivered the now-famous Bollywood line, “Aankh dikhata hai,” with his signature flair. This line, borrowed from the renowned 2003 Bollywood movie “Gangaajal,” translates to “Do you dare look into my eyes?” in English.
आँख दिखाता है 😅 pic.twitter.com/R9PtEcEQbv— Abhinav Pandey (@Abhinav_Pan) September 13, 2023
At Shubman Gill’s birthday celebration, Ishan Kishan’s impeccable comedic timing took center stage. Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team has also been making headlines for their remarkable achievements at the Asia Cup 2023.
Although rain led to the cancellation of India’s first match in the competition, the Indian team responded with brilliance, defeating Nepal by 10 wickets through the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method. This victory secured India’s spot in the next round of the tournament.