At the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday, Ishan Kishan played in blitzkrieg mode to score a record-breaking 210 runs as India racked up a massive 409 for eight in the third and final match of the series against Bangladesh. Ishan became the fourth Indian player and the quickest player in the history of cricket to get a double century in an ODI inning. He is now the seventh player overall. On social media, several fans brought attention to a peculiar statistic, which made many of them desire Ishan to be the future captain of India. (India vs. Bangladesh 3rd ODI Live Score)

Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed extremely early in India’s innings, for only three of eight, after being sent to bat first. Ishan and former India captain Virat Kohli then worked together to not only revitalize India but also put up a record second-wicket partnership of 290 runs, which helped India to their sixth 400-plus total in ODI cricket and tie with South Africa.

Ishan joined injured captain Rohit Sharma, legendary players Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, and other greats of the game on an exclusive list with his 131-ball innings that included 24 boundaries and 10 sixes. He broke Chris Gayle’s record for the quickest 200 runs in an ODI inning and surpassed Rohit to become the player to reach that milestone at the youngest age.

Following the innings, several fans on Twitter brought attention to a peculiar statistic in his performance, leading many to call for Ishan to succeed Rohit as the future captain of India in white-ball cricket. The data indicated that Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Kohli, and Rohit, the last four India captains in white-ball matches, all scored scores of 183 or higher. Does this imply that Ishan will lead India going forward?

“I wanted to bring it up with a six, but Virat bhai said to get it in singles as it’s your first. Had a chat with Surya bhai – he said when you bat before the game, you see the ball well. I didn’t take too much pressure on myself. Just wanted to make use of the opportunity,” he said following India’s innings.