Ishant Sharma: Former Indian Fastest And Passionate Bowler 

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Former Indian Cricketer: On September 2, 1988, Ishant Sharma came into this world. Currently, Lambu aka Ishant is 33 years old. Ishant Sharma belongs to Delhi. At this early age, Lambu aka Ishant earned the opportunity to become part of the Indian team. He even played in renowned tournaments: the Test series, One Day International (ODI), and T20I. As for his batting style, he follows the Right-Handed batting style. For his Bowling style, he follows the right-arm fast-medium bowling style.

Ishant Sharma
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The bowler Ishant Sharma earned the nickname Lambu, Concerning his height and lean body structure in his Under-19 days. In 2011, he made the record of attaining 100 Test wickets as the fifth-youngest player. During India’s match Against South Africa held in 2013, Ishant Sharma attained the title of the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 One Day International (ODI) wickets.

While maintaining the “rhythm” while bowling, he is counted as one of the fastest Indian bowlers. He bowled at the speed rate of 150 km/h on numerous occasions in international cricket as well as the Indian Premier League (IPL), he delivered the bowl fastest at 152.2 km/h to Ricky Ponting on the Boxing Day Test held in 2011. In 2020, the Indian government praised him with the Arjuna Award to acknowledge his magnificent achievement in a cricket tournament.

Full Name Ishant Vijay Sharma
Nickname Lambu And Sonu
Profession Indian Cricketer
Height 191 Cm
Date Of Birth 2 September 1988
Age 34 years
Birthplace Delhi, India
Father Vijay Sharma
Mother Grisha Sharma
Sister Eva
Marital Status Married
Wife Pratima Singh
International Test Debut 25 May 2007 Vs Bangladesh
International ODI Debut 29 June 2007 Vs South Africa
International T20 Debut 1 February 2008 Vs Australia
Net Worth $ 15 Million

Domestic Career

Ishant Sharma participated in a domestic tournament for the Delhi franchise. Ishant took 68 wickets in 14 first-class tournaments, inclusive of a five-wicket trail that took place against Baroda on the outset day of a match Delhi drew after delivering the bowl to Baroda out on the fourth day of the tournament.

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Sharma became part of the Indian team and toured around England as Under-19s in 2006 and Pakistan in 2006–07. He participated in three youth test series and six youth One Day Internationals (ODI) representing India. As per his strapping performance during the tour around Australia in 2008, Kolkata Knight Riders bought Ishant Sharma for a winning bid of $950,000 during an auction for the Indian Premier League. The franchise paid the highest amount paid for the bowler in the tournament.

On 15 February 2018, it was officially declared that Ishant will join Sussex CCC for the initial two months of the 2018 county season, available from 4 April to 4 June 2018, hence he became the 9th Indian to represent Sussex.

International Statistics

Ishant Sharma represented India on the International ground. He participated in One Day International (ODI) on June 29, 2007, against South Africa. Pooja took part in One Day International (ODI) on January 17, 2016, against Australia. He took part in Eighty One Day International (ODI) tournaments. In total, He scored 72 runs in ODI matches. However, Ishant maintained his batting average of 4.80. He delivered 3,733 balls in the tournament. He took 115 wickets while playing in ODI matches. Ishant maintained his bowling average of 30.98. 

Ishant Sharma
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As for his Test series, he played his first match on May 25, 2007, against Bangladesh. However, he took part in the last Test Series which took place on November 25, 2021, against New Zealand. Ishant got a chance to become part of the 105 test series. He made 785 runs. Further, Ishant maintained a batting average in the Test series of 8.26. He delivered 19,160 balls. In the 19,160 balls, he took 311 wickets. Further, Ishant maintained his bowling average of 32.40. 

As for his First-class cricket matches, Ishant got a chance to become part of the 149 First-Class cricket series. He made 1,061 runs. Further, Ishant maintained a batting average in First-class cricket of 8.69. He delivered 26,808 balls. In the 26,808 balls, he took 481 wickets. Further, Ishant maintained his bowling average of 28.35. 

Ishant Sharma played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. In December 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.

Bowling Style 

A right-arm fast-medium bowler, the speed of Sharma’s delivery bowl declined after he became part of the international tournament, however, in 2008 he delivered the bowl at a rate of 152 kilometers per hour or 94 mph. Such a thing was not the standard as his speed declined to 130 km/h or 81 mph, but under the supervision of Eric Simons Bowling coach, Sharma started delivering at an average rate of 140 km/h or 87 mph when India began the tour of Australia in 2011-12.

In the opinion of India’s former bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad, he falls under the count of the most dedicated bowlers in India’s set-up. Former Australian great, Glenn McGrath, thinks Ishant is more like a workhorse than a strike bowler and requires to analyze his role in the Indian team, although he seems happy that Ishant is steadily attuning to conditions.

Ishant Sharma
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End Note

Ishant Sharma accomplished numerous achievements during his cricket career. However, at a point, his speed declined. With stern coaching under a renowned coach, enhanced his speed rate to deliver the bowl during the tournament. 

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