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newscricket2 months ago

Feel Dhoni took a decision to retire in Test cricket to groom Wriddhiman Saha, expresses Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma opening up on MS Dhoni’s retirement in Australia opined that Dhoni’s decision might have stemmed from the possibility of grooming Wriddhiman Saha for the home tours. He also recalled an episode with Dhoni, when the former skipper was left hanging by Ishant in his last Test.
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featurecricket2 months ago

From a teenage wolf to the leader of a pack - Ishant Sharma’s steadfast rise to 100 Tests caps

Ishant Sharma’s Indian career resembles the stock market more than in one way, the spectacular highs of leading the Indian pace unit and the despicable lows of being hailed as a ‘villain’ after a disastrous white-ball performance. But his success came relatively early, at the age of 18.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Records mean nothing to me as a captain, asserts Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has asserted that for him records mean nothing and it's the camaraderie between him and MS Dhoni that's more important to him than the milestones. He also added that it's uncommon to see pacers playing as many Tests as Ishant Sharma has played so far in his career.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Bumrah will lead the Indian bowling attack for a long time, claims Ishant Sharma 

Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has suggested that Jasprit Bumrah can spearhead the Indian bowling attack for a long time and reckoned that after him, Bumrah is the one who can play a lot of Tests for India. He also added that under lights, the ball will swing like the Bangladesh Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Records are just numbers for me; will keep playing with same aggression, reckons Ishant Sharma

Ahead of his landmark 100th Test, Ishant Sharma reckoned that records are just numbers for him and instead stated that he will keep playing with the same aggression for the rest of his career. He also insisted that one key thing that he has learnt over the year is working on his fitness.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Was absolutely shocked when Umesh went for just one crore, admits Gautam Gambhir

After the IPL auction, Gautam Gambhir has admitted that it was absolutely shocking to witness Umesh Yadav just go for one crore in an auction pool that didn’t have many capped Indian pacers. Ashish Nehra, who was alongside Gambhir, expressed his shock with Umesh’s price tag amidst the foreign picks.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Chepauk Day 4 Talking Points: Dan Lawrence’s harakiri and Virat Kohli’s proactive day out

On a day that was about to get tough for England, Dan Lawrence didn’t do himself any help with his ‘harakiri’ to send Ravichandran Ashwin out of the ground. After that, it was just a case of formality for the rest of the day, as the Indian spinners wrapped the English batsmen by their spell.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to 'epic' confusion after bails get dislodged as if hit-wicket but it turns out as dead-ball

It has been that sort of day for India. When Ishant Sharma was facing Jofra Archer with nine wickets down, it seemed as if he got out hit-wicket and England started celebrating. But replays indicted that Ishant had not dislodged the bails after which it was termed a dead-ball by the umpire.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Don’t really think about records and achievements, states Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma, who entered the 300-wicket club, stated that he doesn’t really have his sights on records and achievements of overtaking Zaheer Khan, with the focus just on improving his game. Recalling his spell to Ricky Ponting, Ishant stated that his only aim was to pin him under pressure.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Ishant’s change in length has resulted in him picking more wickets, reckons Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, who was on air during day four, reckoned that Ishant Sharma’s change in length to a fuller one has resulted in him picking more wickets. He also pointed out that in the last two-three years, Ishant has picked up more wickets via LBW and bowled changing his lengths.
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