Introduction: Ishant Sharma 100th Test Match
Ishant Sharma became the second Indian bowler to have played 100 tests for India on 24th February 2021. This becomes important because pacers are prone to get injured in cricket and hence, they are able to play a lesser number of matches.
It should be noted that we are not drawing comparisons in terms of the performance of both the players. We are simply stating a fact. Now, allow us to discuss their respective test cricket careers. Kapil Dev is without a doubt is an Indian cricketing legend.
Kapil Dev Test Career
His test career lasted from 1978 to 1994 and he played 131 matches. He took a whopping 434 wickets. His career-best stands at 9/83. This performance of his happened against the West Indies team in November 1983. Incidentally, despite his excellent performance, India still lost the match.
He took 5 wickets in an inning 23 number of times. His economy rate also stands at an impressive 2.78. He made his test debut on 16th October 1978 against Pakistan and played his last test that began on 19th March 1994 against the New Zealand cricket team.
Ishant Sharma Test Career
Isshant Sharma test career began in 2007 when he played his first match on 25th May against the Bangladesh cricket team. He has taken more than 300 wickets till now. Also, he has taken 5 wickets in an inning more than 11 times. His best bowling performance in test cricket currently stands at 7/74.
Ishant Sharma is currently 32 years old and he still does have cricket left in him. Hopefully, he will play for India as long as possible and make all of us proud with his performance. He was also a teammate of the current skipper Virat Kohli in domestic cricket as they both played for the Delhi cricket team.
Biggest Ground, Tallest cricketer Ishant could not have found a better stadium to play his 100th test says Mohammad Kaif.
We have to wait and see the performance of Ishant Sharma in the 100th Test Match (India vs England 3rd Test).