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Ishant Sharma Biography: A Fast Bowler’s Story of Determination, Grit & Glory

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Ishant Sharma is a towering figure in Indian cricket, known for his fierce bowling and unmatched determination on the field. With over a decade of experience in the international arena, he has established himself as one of India’s most reliable fast bowlers, and his impressive record is a testament to his skill and tenacity. Ishant Sharma gained instant recognition and popularity when he got wickets of Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting and many other batsmen in India’s tour of Australia in 2008. In Test Cricket, he played a huge role for India with his brilliant bowling skills. In this blog, we will look at cricketer Ishant Sharma’s career, age, stats, IPL, facts, social media, etc.

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Cricketer Ishant Sharma Biography

Name Ishant Sharma
Date of Birth September 2, 1988
Place of Birth Delhi, India
Ishant Sharma Age 35
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Batting Style Right-handed
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
National Side India
Test Debut May 25, 2007, against Bangladesh
ODI Debut June 29, 2007, against South Africa
T20I Debut 1 February 2008 v Australia
Ishant Sharma IPL Team(s) KKR, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals (IPL 2024)
IPL Price 50 Lakhs
T20I Shirt No. 1
Nickname Lambu
Team Played for India, Indiau-19, India Red, India A, KKR, Deccan Chargers, SRH, KXIP, North Zone, Sussex, Delhi Capitals

Early Days and Domestic Career

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Indian cricketer, Ishant Sharma left his studies after class 10th and started focusing on only Cricket. Ishant toured England with the India U-19’s in 2006 and Pakistan in 2006–07. He played three youth tests and six youth One Day Internationals for India.

In domestic cricket, he plays for Delhi. In 154 first class games, Ishant has picked up 486 wickets, at an average of 28.54.


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International Career

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In May 2007, Sharma was selected in the Indian Cricket team(test) for the Bangladesh tour. Over there he played in the second test where he bowled three overs including one maiden and conceded only five runs without taking a wicket. During Pakistan’s tour of India in December 2007, Sharma picked up 5 wickets during the third test in Bangalore.

On the fourth day of the third Test match at Perth, he bowled an exceptional spell to Australian captain Ricky Ponting that resulted in his wicket and helped India claim victory.

On 10 February 2008, Sharma bagged four important wickets in the 4th ODI of CB Series against Australia. He ended the match with figures of 4/38 and named Man of the Match. During the 2008 Test series against Australia in India, Ishant was the leading wicket-taker, with 16, and was named man-of-the-series as India won 2–0.

He thereby became the first Indian fast bowler to win such an award in a Test series on Indian soil after Kapil Dev who won the award in 1983.


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On 5 October 2010, Ishant helped VVS Laxman pull off a highly unlikely win over Australia by one wicket in the first Test in Mohali after India had fallen to 8/124 in pursuit of 205. Ishant provided Laxman with support during an 81-run partnership in which he contributed 31 valuable runs. In the 2014 tour of England, Sharma secured his career-best figures of 7/74 at the Lord’s, with an aggressive spell in England’s second innings, and India won by 95 runs.

During the fourth Test against England in August 2018, Ishant Sharma achieved a major milestone as he took his 250th Test wicket. In the fifth test of the same series, he equaled Kapil Dev’s record of being the Indian bowler with the most wickets in England by taking three wickets in England’s first innings. By the end of the series, he emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker, having claimed a total of 18 wickets.

In August 2019, during the first Test match of India’s tour of West Indies 2019, Ishant Sharma accomplished yet another feat as he took his ninth Test 5-wicket haul at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. In February 2021, Ishant completed his 100th Test match against England.

Ishant Sharma in IPL

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Ishant Sharma was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the player auction for the Indian Premier League in the first season in 2008. This was the highest amount paid for any bowler in the tournament.

Later he played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. In December 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League. The Delhi Capitals franchise retained Ishant at his base price of Rs 50 lakh in IPL 2024.


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Cricketer Ishant Sharma Career Stats

  • Bowling
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 105 188 19160 10078 311 7/74 10/108 32.40 3.15 61.6 10 11 1
ODIs 80 78 3733 3563 115 4/34 4/34 30.98 5.72 32.4 6 0 0
T20Is 14 14 278 400 8 2/34 2/34 50.00 8.63 34.7 0 0 0
FC 154 272 27294 13889 486 7/24 11/51 28.57 3.05 56.1 21 16 2
List A 130 127 6142 5393 186 5/21 5/21 28.99 5.26 33.0 10 1 0
T20s 157 157 3338 4320 132 5/12 5/12 32.72 7.76 25.2 1 1 0
  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 105 142 47 785 57 8.26 2568 30.56 0 1 88 1 23 0
ODIs 80 28 13 72 13 4.80 203 35.46 0 0 6 0 19 0
T20Is 14 3 2 8 5* 8.00 9 88.88 0 0 1 0 4 0
FC 154 196 67 1095 66 8.48 3441 31.82 0 2 122 5 34 0
List A 130 49 21 200 31 7.14 419 47.73 0 0 16 1 27 0
T20s 157 34 26 66 10* 8.25 79 83.54 0 0 5 2 29 0

Ishant Sharma IPL Stats

YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 102 2165 2925 84 5/12 34.82 8.11 25.77 0 1
2024 1 12 16 1 1/16 16.00 8.00 12.00 0 0
2023 8 150 206 10 2/19 20.60 8.24 15.00 0 0
2021 3 72 97 1 1/26 97.00 8.08 72.00 0 0
2020 1 18 26 0 0/26 8.66 0 0
2019 13 276 349 13 3/38 26.84 7.58 21.23 0 0
2017 6 108 179 0 0/12 9.94 0 0
2016 4 90 148 3 2/36 49.33 9.86 30.00 0 0
2015 4 84 159 1 1/25 159.00 11.35 84.00 0 0
2014 3 66 101 3 2/37 33.66 9.18 22.00 0 0
2013 16 358 466 15 3/27 31.06 7.81 23.86 0 0
2011 12 264 314 11 5/12 28.54 7.13 24.00 0 1
2010 7 150 236 7 2/33 33.71 9.44 21.42 0 0
2009 11 258 297 11 2/15 27.00 6.90 23.45 0 0
2008 13 259 331 8 2/9 41.37 7.66 32.37 0 0

Ishant Sharma’s Favourites

  • Favourite Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar
  • Favourite Bowler: Glenn McGrath
  • Favourite Actress: Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif
  • Favourite Movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Favourite Food: Grilled Meat

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FAQ’s

When was Ishant Sharma born?

Ishant Sharma was born on September 2, 1988, and currently, his age is 35 years.

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What is Ishant Sharma’s bowling style?

Ishant Sharma is a right-arm fast-medium bowler.

Which teams has Ishant Sharma played for in the IPL?

Ishant Sharma has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, KXIP, and Delhi Capitals in IPL.

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Gaurav Kadam
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Gaurav Kadam is a young sportswriter and journalist who is a huge cricket enthusiast. He is a bibliophile and a movie and American TV series buff, who is completely addicted to Netflix. Gaurav is liberal in thoughts and agnostic in deeds.

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