Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma is an Indian cricketer renowned for his role as a fast bowler. Born on September 2, 1988, in Delhi, India, Ishant has established himself as one of the leading pace bowlers in Indian cricket history. With his tall frame and ability to generate bounce from any surface, Ishant has been a key player for the Indian Test team, contributing significantly to India’s bowling attack. Over the years, he has also played in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for India, showcasing his versatility across formats.


Ishant Sharma’s journey to international cricket began in his hometown of Delhi, where he first gained recognition for his pace and height, which allowed him to extract extra bounce from the pitch. His talent was evident from a young age, and after impressive performances at the junior level and domestic cricket for Delhi, he quickly made his way into the national side. Ishant made his Test debut for India in 2007 against Bangladesh and his ODI debut the same year. Known for his work ethic and dedication to improving his craft, Ishant has evolved his bowling over the years, adding variations and mastering the art of seam and swing bowling to become a more complete bowler.

Sporting Achievements

Ishant Sharma’s sporting achievements reflect his contribution to Indian cricket, especially in the Test format. He has taken over 300 Test wickets, joining an elite group of Indian fast bowlers to reach this milestone. One of his most memorable performances came against England at Lord’s in 2014, where he took 7/74 in the second innings to lead India to a historic victory. This performance is widely regarded as one of the finest by an Indian fast bowler in overseas conditions.

In addition to his Test success, Ishant has had moments of impact in ODIs and T20Is, though his appearances in these formats have been less frequent in the latter stages of his career. His ability to bowl long spells and his knack for breaking crucial partnerships have made him a go-to bowler for Indian captains in the Test arena.

Ishant Sharma has also represented various teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bringing his experience and skills to the T20 format. Despite facing injuries and competition for places in the national team, his resilience and commitment to come back stronger have been commendable.

Throughout his career, Ishant has received several accolades, including the Arjuna Award in 2020, one of India’s highest sporting honors. His journey from a promising young fast bowler to a veteran of the game is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and passion for cricket.

Player Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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