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 is 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 plays his 100th Test
Ishant Sharma made his Test debut against Bangladesh back in 2007. Since then, the speedster has picked up a total of over 300 Test wickets. Ishant Sharma made his 100th Test match memorable with an early wicket of Dominic Sibley in the first session itself. At the time of writing this article, England are 34 for 2 in 12 overs. Zak Crawley (27) and Joe Root (3) are currently on the crease for the visitors.
Twitter congratulates Ishant Sharma for his massive feat
What a journey it has been for #IshantSharma . That he is only the 4th Indian bowler ever and only the second Indian fast-bowler to play 100 Test’s speaks a lot about his hardwork and toil. Well done lambu ! pic.twitter.com/WsPIgYLFQK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 24, 2021
Playing 100 Tests is a great landmark for any cricketer, especially a fast bowler. Have seen you play from your U-19 days & played alongside you in your 1st Test. Proud of you & your service to #TeamIndia.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 24, 2021
Congratulations @ImIshant. Not a bad place to play your 100th. Only second Indian pacer to do so after great @therealkapildev. I had the best seat in the house at short leg when he announced himself to the cricket world with that spell to @RickyPonting. #PinkBallTest #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/Y8ddOe8HSg
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 24, 2021
💯 Tests! Congratulations @ImIshant bro! Fantastic achievement for a fantastic player. Credit to your hard work and dedication 😊
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 24, 2021