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Ishant Sharma Feel India Can Chase Down The Target In Chennai
By CricShots - Feb 8, 2021 9:55 pm
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The veteran Indian fast bowler, Ishant Sharma recalled his ‘roller-coaster life’ after becoming only the 3rd Indian pacer after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to scalp as many as 300 wickets in Test cricket in the first Test match against England being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. He also said that Team India will hope to chase down the total of 420 runs in the morning on Day 5 of the opening Test vs England in Chennai.

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Ishant Sharma

Talking about the same, during a chat with Star Sports, Ishant Sharma said, “It’s been quite a roller-coaster life. I’ve had a lot of experience, a lot of mentors who taught me how to bowl in the subcontinent and how to bowl abroad. I’m a bit sore, after bowling 4-over bursts in domestic cricket, and then bowling 35 overs within a gap of just 3-4 days.”

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He further added, “If we get a good start tomorrow, we can chase this down, because we have a batting line-up that is fearless and can chase this down, and it’s important to look at 381 runs and not 9 wickets. On the first two days, the pitch was not assisting us and the spinners, it felt like we played on a road, but it started turning later on in Day 4 and it was a lot more responsive then.”

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Ishant Sharma

Ishant picked up his 300th Test wicket when he got the wicket of Daniel Lawrence. He became only the third Indian fast bowler and sixth Indian bowler to reach the mark. Speaking after the end of the day’s play, he opened up on his injury troubles and said that he is feeling a bit sore after returning to bowling full-time in a Test match.

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The Indian fast bowler said, “It’s been quite a roller-coaster life. I’ve had a lot of experience, a lot of mentors who taught me how to bowl in the subcontinent and how to bowl abroad. I’m a bit sore, after bowling 4-over bursts in domestic cricket, and then bowling 35 overs within a gap of just 3-4 days.”