Due to the corona pandemic, cricket faced huge loss along with other recreational sports. With matches being cancelled, cricketers are finding it hard to spend their time at home without training and playing. Recently with the process of un-lockdown starting, things have started to normalise. Recently, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma starts training after a break of three months due to the pandemic.
The fast bowler posted a picture with a couple of videos that show him training on Instagram. The 31-year-old speedster can be seen practising warm-up drills and exercising. Along with the photo and videos, Ishant penned down a caption, “Engaging myself with positivity and practising while maintaining social distancing.”
A month ago, Ishant Sharma was nominated by the Board of Control for Cricket for this year’s Arjuna Award. The veteran seamer has played 97 Test Matches for India and taken 297 wickets including 5 wicket hauls. He has performed in 80 ODIs for India Ishant Sharma was last seen playing against New Zealand, in the Test series earlier this year.
Ishant Sharma in other news
A few days ago, Mohammad Shami has claimed that India has the best pace attack in Indian history. He has named Ishant Sharma as one of the best fast bowlers that the country has ever had. He also said that the Indian team’s attack relies on the spinners. “You and everyone else in the world will agree to this — that no team has ever had five fast bowlers together as a package,” Shami said in an online chat for ESPNcricinfo.
Earlier this month, Ishant has shown his discontentment about the No-Saliva rule and said that the competition must be fair. “If we don’t shine the red ball, it doesn’t swing and if it doesn’t swing then it becomes really easy for the batsman. I think the competition should be fair and not a batsman dominated game,” Ishant said on the Star Sports’ show ‘Cricket Connected’.
Ishant Sharma starts training and this could be good news for the cricket fans, hinting on the resumption of the tournaments. The pacer will again be seen against Australia later this year. India is bound to tour Australia to play a four-match Test series.