Ishant Sharma

April 27th, 2008

Ishant Sharma is an Indian cricketer, more specifically a right arm fast bowler at pace around 145 km/h (90 mph). He has a high arm delivery action and is able to move the ball in both directions.

He delivered the fastest ball ever bowled by an Indian bowler when he clocked 152.6 kph (94.8mph) at Adelaide, Australia versus India on February 17, 2008. Also, in the process, he became first Indian to bowl over 150 kph.

At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006-07. However, after receiving the call and organizing travel arrangements, it was decided not to send him on the tour. He has then grabbed all the opportunities that came to his hand and succeeded in both forms of the game. He has earned the nickname Lambu, which refers to his lean but tall build, measuring 6’5″ (195 cm).

Ishant Sharma plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has taken 19 wickets in four first class games, including a five-wicket haul against Baroda on the opening day of a match Delhi drew after failing to bowl Baroda out on the fourth day.

Ishant Sharma toured England with the India Under-19s in 2006 and Pakistan in 2006–07. He has played three youth Tests and six youth One-day Internationals for India, and is yet to lose a match for them.

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