The veteran Indian fast bowler, Ishant Sharma was looking completely off-color while bowling the opening over of the England innings at Headingley in Leeds. The veteran Indian fast bowler began the over with a couple of no-balls and then bowled a wide after bowling his first legal delivery and it turned out to be a 9-ball over eventually.
Team India had only managed to score 78 runs on Day 1 and Ishant Sharma did not provide the team with the best of the starts. Sharma is an experienced fast bowler, who has played more than 100 Test matches for the country.
For a player who has played so much cricket in the international arena, it is alright if he has a rough day in the office. However, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham tried to troll Sharma after that nine-ball over.
Jimmy Neesham has always been known for his hilarious responses on Twitter related to the recent happenings in the cricket world. It seems like the Kiwi all-rounder is closely following the ongoing Test match between India and England at Headingley.
Jimmy Neesham took a dig at Ishant Sharma by saying that he bowled an over as if he wished to take part in the Hundred competition that concluded in England recently. Neesham tweeted, “Ishant obviously a big fan of The Hundred, keen to bowl 10 first up.”
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 25, 2021
Accoridng to the current rules of ‘The Hundred’, the bowlers are allowed to bowl even ten balls on a trot. It was the captain’s wish. A bowler can bowl a minimum of five balls at one go. But if the captain is happy, he has the authority to let the bowler continue for ten deliveries. Neesham, who has not played Test cricket since 2017, was a part of the Men’s Hundred competition, where he played for Welsh Fire.