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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.


Watch: Felicitation by President, Home Minister mark Ishant Sharma's 100th Test

February 25, 2021 7:39 am

Ishant Sharma is only the second Indian fast bowler after former captain Kapil Dev to play 100 Test matches.

Ishant Sharma could've prioritised white-ball cricket to prolong career but chose to focus on Tests: Virat Kohli

February 24, 2021 7:48 am

Ishant Sharma, 32, is set to become only the second Indian pacer after the legendary Kapil Dev to play in 100 Tests when he takes the field in the day-night third Test.

Milestone-man Ishant Sharma better than before

February 23, 2021 4:47 pm

On the cusp of his 100th Test, the fast bowler has become a vital cog in the wheel of the Indian side.

On the cusp of 100th Test, Delhi's 'lambu' Ishant Sharma stands tall

February 21, 2021 1:28 pm

Ishant Sharma is on course to become only the second Indian fast bowler, after the great Kapil Dev, to complete 100 Tests for the country.

It’s the hunger to learn that has taken Ishant Sharma this far: Munaf Patel

February 09, 2021 7:51 am

Munaf Patel is a World Cup winner and former India pacer. He was a senior member of the Indian team when Ishant Sharma made his debut. Munaf spoke to Devendra Pandey.

India vs England: Ishant Sharma reaches Mt. 300

February 09, 2021 11:37 am

Ishant Sharma is the sixth Indian bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets.

Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma named in Delhi's Mushtaq Ali trophy squad

December 26, 2020 8:09 pm

Ishant Sharma is set to make a comeback to competitive cricket after being named in Delhi's Mushtaq Ali Trophy squad, which will be led by senior opener Shikhar Dhawan.

IND vs AUS 2nd Test: 'Ajinkya Rahane is a bowler's captain', says Ishant Sharma

December 23, 2020 2:16 pm

Rahane has led India to victories both the times he had captained the side in absence of Kohli against Australia and Afghanistan.

India bowlers can take 20 wickets even without Ishant Sharma: Ajinkya Rahane

December 16, 2020 8:00 am

Ajinkya Rahane, who is expected to lead in the last three Tests against Australia, spoke about how the variation of the pink ball's pace off the pitch will be the biggest challenge for any batsman.

Board of Confusion in Cricket in India: How BCCI has mismanaged injured players

November 28, 2020 12:41 pm

Be it Rohit Sharma’s hamstring injury or Ishant Sharma’s side strain, there have been more questions than answers over why the aforementioned players didn’t travel to Australia.


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.