Premier Indian pacer Ishant Sharma’s 100th Test match for India. 32-year-old achieved this feat in the pink-ball Test match between India and England at the Narendra Modi stadium, India. Ishant Sharma was felicitated by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah for reach the incredible hallmark. Ishant Sharma became only the second pacer, after the legendary Kapil Dev, to play 100 Tests for India.
.@ImIshant was felicitated by the Honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind & Honourable Home Minister of India Shri Amit Shah before the start of play here in Ahmedabad.@rashtrapatibhvn @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/7elMWDa9ye
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 24, 2021
Ishant Sharma on his 100th Test match
Ishant Sharma penned down an emotional post after featuring for the 100th time in a Test match for his country. Ishant Sharma’s post read: “Words are too less to express my emotions right now!! Thank you @presidentofindia Ji & @amitshahofficial Ji for making this an honourable moment for me. Thanks to my one and only @pratima0808 for being there right by my side during this special moment. Thank you to my wonderful teammates for the constant support each one of you have given me and pushed me harder to becoming better. Also last but not the least a token of thanks to India and you all for showering me with all the love always!! Jai Hind!”
Ishant Sharma’s post
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IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Highlights
English skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first. The pitch in the Narendra Modi stadium was as confusing as it gets. Playing in his 100th game, pacer Ishant Sharma got the better of Dom Sibley for a duck. After that, it was the local boy Axar Patel’s show throughout the first innings. Axar Patel dismantled the English batting line-up with his spell of 38 runs for 6. Premier all-rounder Ravichandra Ashwin also bagged three wickets in the first innings.
The visitors got knocked out for just 112 runs. At the time of writing the article, India are 99 for 3 in their first innings. Rohit Sharma (52) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) will open the innings for India on Day 2 of the pink-ball Test between India and England.