Ishant Sharma on Monday grew to become the third Indian pacer to bag 300 Take a look at wickets, after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan. Sharma, 32, reached the milestone when he dismissed England batsman Dan Lawrence within the 16th over of England’s second innings within the Chennai Take a look at.
Sharma is now the sixth Indian bowler to succeed in the landmark in red-ball cricket. He’s additionally the slowest to 300 wickets.
Former India captain and leg-spinner Anil Kumble is on high of the charts with 619 wickets. Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (417), R Ashwin (382), Zaheer Khan (311), and Ishant (300*) comply with swimsuit. Ashwin was the quickest to get there, taking solely 54 matches, adopted by Kumble (66), Harbhajan (72), Kapil (83), and Zaheer (89).
He has 11 five-wicket hauls and picked up 10 wickets in a match as soon as. The lanky pacer’s spell to former Australian captain Ricky Ponting throughout his teenage years remains to be mentioned in Indian cricketing circles.
Ishant, who made his Take a look at debut again in 2007 in opposition to Bangladesh, missed the four-match Take a look at sequence in opposition to Australia attributable to a aspect pressure and got here again for the problem in opposition to England.
Needs poured in quickly after Sharma reached the landmark.
“Congratulations @ImIshant. He turns into the third Indian quick bowler to take 300 Take a look at wickets. He traps Lawrence within the entrance as England lose their third wicket,” the BCCI tweeted quickly after he completed the feat.
Congratulations @ImIshant. He turns into the third Indian quick bowler to take 300 Take a look at wickets. He traps Lawrence within the entrance as England lose their third wicket. #TeamIndia #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/fgKJnae4nm
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 8, 2021
The ICC additionally lauded the seasoned quick bowler’s achievement, coming after greater than 13 years of toil.
“Ishant Sharma turns into the third India pacer after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to succeed in the 300-wicket mark in Checks. What an achievement!” the sport’s international governing physique tweeted.
Ishant Sharma turns into the third India pacer after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to succeed in the 300-wicket mark in Checks 👏
— ICC (@ICC) February 8, 2021
Listed here are a number of the others who took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian seamer-
He by no means provides up, he by no means complains, he by no means lacks in depth. Ishant Sharma is India’s most unassuming, unsung champion. Please arise and applaud his 300 Take a look at wickets. Nation must acknowledge and salute this soldier
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 8, 2021
Ishant Sharma is the one present Indian cricketer who’s performed check cricket with the nice Anil Kumble #INDvENG
— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) February 8, 2021
.@ImIshant has grown in stature actually and figuratively with each Take a look at match, so pleasing to see him attain this landmark of 300 Take a look at wickets, most nicely deserved #cricket #IndvEng
— Kiran Extra (@JockMore) February 8, 2021
In the meantime, Indian bowlers ran by means of the England high half however the guests nonetheless prolonged their total result in a formidable 360 runs on the fourth day of the opening Take a look at on Monday.
England have been 119/5 at tea after bowling out the hosts for 337 for an enormous first-innings lead of 241 runs.