New Delhi: Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma has become the second Indian fast bowler to play 100 Tests after former veteran Kapil Dev. Ishant achieved this feat when he landed on the ground in the third Test match against England at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
This match is being played day and night. The stadium has a capacity of 1 lakh 10 thousand and has now become the largest cricket stadium in the world. India’s all-time great Test bowler Anil Kumble also played his 100th Test at the same stadium.
Ishant, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2007, has played 99 Tests so far, taking 302 wickets at an average of 32.22. He is 103 wickets from 39 Tests at home and 199 wickets from 60 Tests at home. His best performance at home is nine for 78 and 10 for 108 outside the home.
The President gave a momento
President Ram Nath Kovinde introduced Ishant Sharma, who completed his 100th Test match, before the match, a special cap and a momento. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present.
Ishant has taken the most wickets against Australia
The Delhi fast bowler has taken the most wickets against Australia in his career. He is 59 wickets faster in 25 Tests against Australia. Apart from this, he has taken 61 wickets in 19 Tests against England, 31 wickets in 15 Tests against South Africa and 46 wickets in 12 Tests against the West Indies.
He took 36 wickets in 12 Tests against Sri Lanka, 35 wickets in seven Tests against New Zealand, 25 wickets in seven Tests against Bangladesh and five wickets in Tests against Pakistan and four wickets in Tests against Afghanistan.
“My career experience so far has been very good,” Ishant said after the toss before the start of the match after winning 100 Tests. I enjoyed it as soon as I got here and enjoyed it all with the team. ”
This is Ishant’s second pink ball Test match with the Indian team. He was five wickets quick against Bangladesh in the first Pink Ball Test. “When we played the first pink ball Test against Bangladesh, the pink ball was swinging like a red ball at that time,” he said. However it is difficult to say how much the ball will swing. Only after seeing the wicket will you know which length would be right on this wicket. “