(, (born 2 September 1988, in Delhi
, India), is an Indian cricketer
. He is a right arm fast-medium bowler
at pace around 145 km/h
). He has a high arm delivery action and is able to move the ball in both directions.
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
(meaning Tall Guy
), which refers to his lean and tall build, measuring .
Domestic and first-class career
Ishant plays for Delhi
in domestic cricket and has taken 21 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 toured England with the India Under-19s
in 2006 and Pakistan in 2006–07. He played three youth tests and six youth One Day Internationals for India.
Rise in international cricket
In May 2007, he was selected in the test
team for the Bangladesh
tour and played as a replacement for the fast bowler Munaf Patel
. Over there he played for his national side in the second test where he bowled 3 overs including one... Read More