Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma is playing 100 Test matches of his career. He has become the second Indian fast bowler to play 100 Test matches after Kapil Dev. On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah presented a memento and special cap to Ishant Sharma. Ishant achieved this feat after landing in the third Test match with England at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, now the Narendra Modi Stadium. This match is happening day-night. The capacity of this stadium is 1 lakh 10 thousand and it has now become the largest cricket stadium in the world. In this stadium, India’s all-time great Test bowler Anil Kumble also played his 100th Test.
Ishant, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2007, has played a total of 99 Test matches so far, taking 302 wickets at an average of 32.22. He has 103 wickets from 39 Tests at home and 199 wickets from 60 Tests at home. His best performance at home is nine wickets for 78 runs and 10 wickets for 108 runs at home. 32-year-old Ishant gave India the first success by dismissing Dominic Sibley in the third over of his 100th Test without opening an account.
Ishant, after achieving the feat of playing 100 Test matches after the toss before the match started, said, ‘My career experience so far has been very good. I enjoyed it a lot while reaching here and have enjoyed it with the team. This is Ishant’s second pink ball test with the Indian team. In the first Pink Ball Test, he took five wickets against Bangladesh. He said, ‘When we played our first pink ball test against Bangladesh, at that time the pink ball was swinging like a red ball. Although it is difficult to tell how much the ball will swing. Only after seeing a serious, you will know which length will be right on this wicket.
The fast bowler said about the dew factor, ‘I think dew will play a very big role in the final season. At that time, the fast bowlers will come in rhythm and then have to see which length is right. He said about this biggest stadium in the world, ‘It is a very big and good stadium. Feeling proud to see that you are playing in a big stadium. The climate here is also very good. Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli also praised Ishant for playing 100 Test matches. Kohli said, ‘It is a big achievement for a fast bowler to play 100 Tests, especially in our environment. Things are tough but Ishant worked hard. Ishant is hardworking and knows what he can do with his abilities.
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