Ishant Sharma, one of the tallest cricketer turning 31 on 2nd September

Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma is turning 31 on 2nd September. The cricketer has represented India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is right-arm fast-medium bowler. The attractive thing about this cricketer is that he is a 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) tall.

 

Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in the year 2006–07, at the age of 18. Though, after receiving the call and organising travel arrangements, it was decided not to send him on the tour.

The bowler has been given the nickname Lambu in reference to his height and lean physique in his Under-19 days. Ishant, in the year 2011, became the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets. Ishant Sharma, against South Africa in the year 2013, became the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 ODI wickets. While being a "rhythm" bowler, he still is considered one of the fastest Indian bowlers having bowled in excess of 150 km/h on several occasions in international cricket as well as the IPL. In 2011, his fastest being 152.2 km/h bowled to Ricky Ponting on Boxing Day Test.

In domestic cricket, Ishant plays for Delhi and has taken 68 wickets in 14 first-class games, which includes a five-wicket haul against Baroda on the opening day of a match Delhi drew after failing to bowl Baroda out on the fourth day.

Taking about Indian Premier League, Ishant Sharma has played for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. Later, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 IPL in December 2018.

 

by Lokendra Sharma | Sat, Aug 31 - 05:02 PM

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