Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday lauded Ishant Sharma forward of his 100th Test, and mentioned taking part in that many matches of the sport’s most difficult format is a good landmark for any cricketer, most of all for a quick bowler. Ishant, 32, is just the second Indian quick bowler after the nice Kapil Dev to characteristic in 100 Test matches. “Playing 100 Tests is a great landmark for any cricketer, especially a fast bowler. Have seen you play from your U-19 days & played alongside you in your 1st Test. Proud of you & your service to #TeamIndia,” Tendulkar tweeted.
“Continue to serve in the best possible manner. Congrats,” the previous cricketer added.
Playing 100 Tests is a good landmark for any cricketer, particularly a quick bowler. Have seen you play out of your U-19 days & performed alongside you in your 1st Test. Proud of you & your service to #TeamIndia.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 24, 2021
During the primary Test towards England earlier this month in Chennai, Ishant grew to become the sixth Indian and third pacer from India to take 300 wickets in Test cricket, becoming a member of legendary former captains Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble.
Speaking on Star Sports present Cricket Connected about Ishant, former India pacer Ashish Nehra known as it a “big achievement” whereas analysing the adjustments he has led to in his bowling to turn out to be profitable.
“Not only any Indian fast bowler, but any fast bowler playing 100 Test matches is a big achievement. When people talk about Ishant Sharma’s length, yes, he has altered his length, which is very important in Test cricket.”
“Plus, he is the same old Ishant Sharma, the ball is coming into right-handers, which is really important for him, bowling around the stumps,” Nehra mentioned.
“Earlier, he used to bowl only over the stumps, but still the ball was not going away nicely against left-handers or you can say when right-handers are batting coming in nicely.”
Ishant has 11 five-wicket hauls and picked up 10 wickets in a match as soon as. The lanky pacer’s spell to former Australia captain Ricky Ponting throughout his teenage years, remains to be mentioned in Indian cricketing circles.
Analysing Ishant’s bowling a bit extra, Nehra mentioned, “From the last 18 to 24 months, even around the stumps, forget over the stumps, the ball is going away nicely to the left-handed batsmen.”
“This shows that he is thinking about his game, looking to add new things, and the results have gone in his favour. It’s a great thing for India!”
Ishant, who made his Test debut again in 2007 towards Bangladesh, missed the four-match Test collection towards Australia attributable to a facet pressure and got here again for the problem towards England.
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