Chennai: India’s experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma hit a triple century of wickets in a Chennai test match against England. In fact, Ishant Sharma joined the club of legendary players Kapil Dev and Anil Kumble, becoming the sixth Indian bowler to win 300 wickets in test matches on Monday. Ishant Sharma became the third Indian fast bowler to complete 300 wickets in the longest format in cricket sacking Daniel Lawrence in the second inning on day four of the first test match against England in Chennai.
Among Indian bowlers, the highest wicket in Test was won by great spinner Anil Kumble (619 wickets in 132 games). Kapil is in second place while Harbhajan Singh (417 in 103 tests) is third on this list. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant’s teammate, is fourth and Zaheer fifth.
The 32-year-old Delhi player, however, took 98 matches to reach this stadium. After achieving this feat, the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) congratulated him. BCCI tweeted: ‘Congratulations to Ishant Sharma, he became the third Indian fast bowler to take 300 wickets in tests. He gave England a third blow by sacking Daniel Lawrence LBW.
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The right arm stimulator became the third Indian fast pitcher to scalp 300 test wickets after removing Daniel Lawrence from LBW.
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– BCCI (@BCCI) February 8, 2021
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also praised his 13 years of hard work on this achievement, ICC wrote on Twitter: “ Ishant Sharma is the third Indian fast pitcher after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to hit 300 wickets in testing . Great success.
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Ishant took five wickets in 11 innings during that span, while he once took 10 wickets in the game. Ishant, who made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2007, was troubled by how troubled veteran Australia captain Ricky Ponting was at first.
Ishant, however, took the most matches to reach this point. Ashwin is the lowest Indian bowler to reach 54 games at this stage. Then come the numbers of Kumble (66), Harbhajan (72), Kapil (83) and Zaheer (89).