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Happy Birthday, Ishant Sharma! Team India Speedster Turns 28 Today

Ishant, who made his debut in 2007 against Bangladesh in Mirpur, has played 72 Tests and claimed 209 wickets. He has taken eight four-wicket and seven five-wicket hauls.

Cricketnext Staff |September 2, 2016, 3:03 PM IST
Happy Birthday, Ishant Sharma! Team India Speedster Turns 28 Today

India's pace spearhead in the Test format, Ishant Sharma, turned 28 on Friday.

The lanky pacer has been part of the Indian cricket team for years. He has produced many spectacular spells, best being against Ricky Ponting in 2008 in Perth.

After Zaheer Khan retired from international cricket, Ishant has been the mainstay of the Indian bowling attack, especially in Tests.

Ishant, who made his debut in 2007 against Bangladesh in Mirpur, has played 72 Tests and claimed 209 wickets. He has taken eight four-wicket and seven five-wicket hauls.

He also has 115 wickets to his name in one-day International (ODIs) and eight wickets in T20 Internationals (T20s).

On his 28th birthday, let us recall his most inspiring and top performances in world cricket:

England vs India, Lord's Test in 2014: Ishant claimed 7 for 74 at the "Mecca of Cricket'. He went wicketless in the first innings but the second one belonged to him. Ripping apart England batting line-up, the lanky pacer took seven wickets to help India thrash England by 95 runs.

New Zealand vs India, Wellington Test in 2014: India badly needed a good start in the 2nd Test after losing the first Test. Ishant claimed 6 for 51 to help India skittle New Zealand for 192. But, the match was ended in a draw.

West Indies vs India, Bridgetown in 2011: After India were bowled out for 201, Ishant led the attack and claimed astonishing figures of 6 for 55 to help Team India wrap up West Indies innings for 190. The match ended in a draw and Ishant was adjudged man of the match.

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