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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma is an Indian right arm fast bowler. His rise was rapid in the domestic circuit and he made his Ranji debut for Delhi at the age of 18. Ishant made his international debut in 2007 against Bangladesh, thanks to an injury to Munaf Patel. It was in Australia where he shone, swinging the ball both ways and leaving the Australians, most prominently Ricky Ponting, flummoxed. Ishant's debut season was nothing short of sensational with the Australian tour being followed by a notable performance against South Africa, followed by 15 wickets in four Tests in the succesful home series against Australia in 2008, and a couple of strong shows in Sri Lanka in ODIs. Unfortunately, he has hardly lived up to the promise he has shown. He still has been a crucial bowler for India and spearheaded his team's victory against England at Lord\'s with his spell of 7 for 74.


Felt I had betrayed my country: Ishant Sharma recalls 2013 ODI horror show

August 05, 2020 3:37 pm

Ishant Sharma recalled his terrible performance in the third ODI played between India and Australia in October 2013.

Competition should be fair and not batsman-dominated: Ishant on saliva ban

June 12, 2020 1:04 pm

The ICC on Tuesday said that it has decided to ban the use of saliva to shine the ball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ishant Sharma's 2014 Instagram post on Darren Sammy slammed for casual racism

June 10, 2020 8:12 am

Ishant Sharma has been called out for a racist slur against then SRH teammate Darren Sammy.

'At this phase of my career, I am enjoying my cricket': Ishant Sharma

May 31, 2020 7:02 pm

Ishant Sharma, who is currently India's senior-most cricketer with 97 Tests, said that he wouldn't probably like to sledge Steve Smith during the next tour of Australia, unlike the 2017 home series.

Will have to get used to new normal: Ishant Sharma on possible ban on use of saliva

May 18, 2020 5:02 pm

The ICC is reportedly considering the use of artificial substances on the ball instead of saliva in the post COVID-19 scenario, effectively legalising ball-tampering. The idea has attracted a mixed response from the cricketing fraternity.

When Ishant Sharma's 'thirst for knowledge', no starry airs, impressed Jason Gillespie

April 19, 2020 8:30 pm

Ishant Sharma's 'thirst for knowledge' and 'willingness to listen' caught the eye of former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie when the Indian seamer was playing for Sussex in 2018.

NCA physio faces heat after Ishant Sharma injury, pacer could miss IPL start

February 29, 2020 9:01 pm

The Indian team management has remained tight-lipped about the outcome of his scan results but according to sources in the BCCI, the same ligament injury on his right ankle has flared up once again.

Ishant Sharma's ankle injury plays up again, Umesh Yadav likely replacement

February 28, 2020 2:15 pm

Ishant, though jet-lagged and sleep-deprived, not only played the entire 1st Test but also was India’s most potent bowler picking five wickets for 68 runs in the first innings, looking as sharp as he had been before getting injured. 

Ishant Sharma, easily the tallest against New Zealand attack

February 23, 2020 4:04 pm

India's most-experienced pacer, Ishant Sharma proves to the be sharpest with 3/31 on Day 2 in Wellington as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami fail to make an impact.

Anything for team, says 'sleep deprived' Ishant Sharma

February 22, 2020 2:57 pm

Three weeks back, the veteran of 96 Tests was all but out of New Zealand series after suffering multiple ligament tears in his right ankle during a Ranji Trophy game but travelled for 24 hours and arrived here 72 hours before the start of the first Test.


India vs Sri Lanka: India in command after Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma dismantle visitors on Day 1

November 25, 2017 5:14 pm

India dominated the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka after restricting them to 205 runs in the first innings in Nagpur on Thursday.

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team lands in Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs and one T20I

July 20, 2017 6:13 pm

Virat Kohli and Co will begin their Sri Lanka tour in Galle when the two teams play the first Test from July 26. Indian cricket team will be playing a three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20I against Sri Lanka.