When India toured Australia in 2008, Ishant Sharma came to prominence by delivering a fantasy spell to Ricky Ponting in the Perth Test. Ishant, who is from Delhi, is known as Lambu (meaning Tall Guy) because of his slender and tall frame, which stands at 193cm. Ishant began playing serious cricket at the age of 14 and defabuted for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy at the age of 18. When India toured Bangladesh in May 2007, he was picked for the first time and made his Test debut in the same series. In December 2007, he got his big break as he prised out the Pakistani side on a flat Chinnaswamy deck along route to capturing 5/140.
Ishant possesses a great high-arm motion and can routinely bowl close to 140 kph, which caused the Australians a lot of problems during the 2008 tour. Ponting, the Australian captain, was Ishant's rabbit, dismissing him six times in seven Test matches. Ishant also holds the record for bowling the fastest ball ever bowled by an Indian, clocking 152.6 km/h (94.8 mph) against Australia at Adelaide Oval on February 17, 2008. In the process, he became the first Indian to bowl at speeds greater than 150 km/h, surpassing colleague Ashish Nehra's 149.7 km/h delivery.
Ishant had firmly established himself on the international stage with his heroics in the subsequent CB series, which culminated in Ishant being named the tournament's leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets. When the Australians visited to India for a four-match Test series, Ishant and Zaheer Khan learned the technique of reverse-swing and utilised it well to stun them. With some superb stints of quick bowling on relatively placid surfaces, he gained substantial movement both off the seam and in the air, he further strengthened his reputation. He was awarded Man of the Series after taking 15 wickets to help India win the series 2-0.
The Delhi youngster had a hard year in 2009, as he had to deal with the ups and downs of international cricket. It all started to go wrong during the second edition of the IPL, when he was blasted to all four corners of the pitch and looked like a pale shell of the bowler he is. His team, Kolkata, had a terrible season as a result of his poor performance, finishing last. The downhill spiral continued in the T20 World Cup, and the wheel came full circle in October 2009 when he was dropped from the lineup midway through the India-Australia ODI series following yet another poor showing with the ball.
In 2013, Ishant did not have a good year. He got blasted in IPL 6 after a listless Test performance. He surrendered 66 runs in four overs against Chennai while playing for Hyderabad, the highest by any bowler in IPL history. When Australia visited India in October/November 2013, Ishant tied for the costliest over by an Indian bowler, surrendering 30 runs in the third One-Day International. As a result, he was left out of both the Test and ODI squads for the subsequent West Indies trip. In December 2013, Ishant was named to both squads for the South Africa trip.
Ishant has been outstanding since his comeback to the Test team. However, he was pricey in the ODI format in New Zealand, and he was once again left out of the side for the 2014 Asia Cup. Ishant was acquired back by the Hyderabad franchise in the IPL auctions for the 2014 tournament, where he had previously played.
Ishant has certainly slipped down the Indian fast bowling pecking order since 2016. The lanky Delhi bowler has spent much of the season warming the benches due to Mohammed Shami's return to health and Umesh Yadav's comeback. During the extended 13-Test Indian home season in 2016-17, Ishant did got to show his stuff in a few Tests, but on grounds that were unresponsive to his style of bowling, he barely mustered good statistics.
Ishant Sharma Height and Physical Appearance
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 84 kilograms
- Eye colour: Brown
- Hair colour: Black
Ishant Sharma Family
Born on 2nd September 1988 in Delhi, Ishant Sharma age
is 32. Vijay Sharma is the name of Ishant Sharma father and Grisha Sharma is Ishant Sharma mother. He has an elder sister too, Eva.
Pratima Singh, a basketball player, is Ishant Sharma Wife
. The couple got married on 9th December 2016.
Ishant Sharma Net Worth
Ishant Sharma has a net worth of roughly Rs 110 crore. The remuneration he earns for representing the Indian cricket team in international cricket is included in the above number. In addition, the player has amassed a sizable fortune in the Indian Premier League throughout the years. The cricketer has also had various brand endorsements in the past, for which he is said to have received a large fee.
The seasoned campaigner was picked up by Delhi Capitals for $1.10 crore in 2019 and has been with the team ever since. Because he was retained by DC before of the 14th season, Ishant Sharma's IPL 2021 pay is fixed at 1.10 crore. Ishant Sharma IPL price 2020 & 2021 was Rs. 11,000,000.
Ishant Sharma Records
- He is the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets.
- On 8th February 2021, he joined Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan as the only Indian pacers in the 300-Test wicket club.
Ishant Sharma Awards
- The Indian government will honour him with the coveted “Arjuna Award” in 2020, in recognition of his great achievements in cricket.
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