Ishant Sharma’s fiery spell against Ricky Ponting at Perth in 2008 grabbed attention of the cricket enthusiasts around the world. It also prompted Steve Waugh to call him the next best thing in Indian cricket. However, the career of Ishant has seen many ups and downs since then – from bouncing England out of the game at Lord’s to in-and-outs from the side. At present, he is the most capped bowler in India’s Test side with more than 80 appearances.
|Role:||Right arm medium fast bowler|
|Weight (approx.):||84 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||02 September 1988|
|Age (as on 2018):||29 years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Virgo|
|School:||Ganga International School, Delhi|
|Educational Qualifications:||10th Standard|
|Test:||Bangladesh vs India at Dhaka, May 25-27, 2007|
|ODI:||India vs South Africa at Belfast, Jun 29, 2007|
|Jersey Number:||#29 India, #1 Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Domestic/State Team:||Delhi, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Rising Pune Supergiants, Kings XI Punjab, Sussex|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||Australia|
- Ishant is the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets.
- Ishant is the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 ODI wickets.
|Career Turning Point:|
- Fiery spell to Ricky Ponting in Perth Test of India’s tour of Australia in 2008.
- 7-wicket haul at Lord’s in 2014 to help India win a Test match at the venue after 28 years.
During Lord’s Test 2014. Image: Getty
|Hobbies:||Playing Volleyball and Football, Driving, Motor-Biking|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Glenn McGrath|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Grilled Meat and Home-cooked food|
|Favourite Actors:||Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt|
|Favourite Films:||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge|
|Cars Collection:||Audi RS5|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Wife/Spouse:||Pratima Singh (Basketball player)|
|Marriage Date:||09 December 2016|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Awards and recognitions|
- Ishant Sharma was involved in an altercation with some Sri Lankan players during the 3rd Test of India’s Tour of Sri Lanka in 2015.
- Ishant Sharma made funny faces at Australia skipper Steve Smith and opener Matt Renshaw during Bengaluru Test in 2017.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Ishant Sharma is a school dropout, left studies in 10th standard to focus on Cricket.
- Ishant made U-19 ODI debut alongside Virat Kohli, and also the First Class debut in the same match.