CRICKETERS OF INDIA – Ishant Sharma
INDIAN CRICKETER – Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma (born 2 September 1988) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right arm fast at pace around 145 km/h (90 mph). He has a high arm delivery action and is able to move the ball in both directions.He’s not a swinger of the ball but depends a lot on pace and movement of the seam. 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 organising 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 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in).
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.
On the basis of his strong performance in Australia in 2008, Ishant Sharma was bought for a winning bid of $950,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders in the player auction for the Indian Premier League. This was the highest amount paid for any bowler in tournament. In the 2011 IPL auction, Sharma was bought by the Deccan Chargers.