India vs England: Felicitation by president, dwelling minister and teammates’ guard of honour mark Ishant Sharma’s one centesimal Check

India vs England: Felicitation by president, dwelling minister and teammates’ guard of honour mark Ishant Sharma’s one centesimal Check

Ahmedabad: India’s veteran quick bowler Ishant Sharma was on Wednesday accorded a guard of honour by his teammates after being felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind and Residence Minister Amit Shah forward of his landmark one centesimal Check match in Ahmedabad.

The 32-year-old Ishant is simply the second Indian quick bowler after former captain Kapil Dev to play 100 Check matches.

Earlier than the beginning of the day-night third Check in opposition to England, the pacer obtained a memento from President Kovind whereas Shah handed him a commemorative one centesimal Check cap on the Narendra Modi Stadium.

As he made his manner into the bottom after England opted to bat, captain Virat Kohli’s males lined as much as honour his longevity and repair to Indian cricket.

“@ImIshant was felicitated by the Honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind & Honourable Residence Minister of India Shri Amit Shah earlier than the beginning of play right here in Ahmedabad,” the BCCI tweeted.

In addition to the President and residential minister, additionally current throughout the inauguration of the world’s largest cricket stadium have been sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju and BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

In his landmark recreation, Ishant supplied the house group an ideal begin as he eliminated Dominic Sibley within the third over.

Although he has had many memorable moments in his profession to this point that has practically spanned a decade and a half, Ishant struggled to call one whereas talking to reporters forward of the sport.

“In case your profession is 14 years lengthy and you’re nonetheless taking part in, you can not title only one spotlight. It’s tough to pinpoint only one spotlight, each sportsperson has the graph going up and down,” Ishant mentioned.

Through the first Check in opposition to England earlier this month in Chennai, Ishant grew to become the sixth Indian and third pacer from the nation to take 300 wickets in Check cricket, becoming a member of legendary former captains Kapil and Anil Kumble.

Ishant, who has 11 five-wicket hauls and picked up 10 wickets in a match as soon as, made his Check debut again in 2007 in opposition to Bangladesh.

Previous to the beginning of the match, Ishant was hailed by the likes of Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Ashish Nehra.


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