Ishant Sharma got to 300 wickets on day four of the first Test against England. He dismissed England batsman Dan Lawrence to get to that landmark. That was his only wicket in the second innings after he got two in the first innings. He started the Test match with 397 wickets, three shy of getting to that landmark. Earlier, he missed the IPL and the Australis series with a side strain.
Ishant Sharma made a return to the Indian playing XI in the first Test against England after recovering from his injury. Meanwhile, after the end of the day’s play on day 4, he spoke to R Ashwin who picked up six wickets in the second innings and played a key role in limiting the opposition under 200.
“It’s been quite a roller-coaster life. I’ve had a lot of experience, a lot of mentors who taught me how to bowl in the subcontinent and how to bowl abroad,” Ishant said on Star Sports, when asked about his 300th wicket.
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Ishant also opened up on his share of his injuries that he coped up over a long career spanning nearly 14 years.
I am A Bit Sore: Ishant Sharma
“I’m a bit sore, after bowling 4-over bursts in domestic cricket, and then bowling 35 overs within a gap of just 3-4 days,” he said on his fitness.
The lanky pacer said that India needs to get a good start from their overnight batters in their quest to chase the score down.
“If we get a good start tomorrow, we can chase this down, because we have a batting line-up that is fearless and can chase this down, and it’s important to look at 381 runs and not 9 wickets.”
Meanwhile, India have lost Cheteshwar Pujara in the first hour to Jack Leach. Pujara was caught in the slips from a delivery that turned sharply after pitching on the middle stump. Pujara and Rishabh Pant had a 119-run stand in the first innings which helped India to score 337 after being 73 for 4 at one stage.