Indian step Ishant Sharma will become the 11th player in the country to reach 100 tests when he makes the Whites in the third in a series of four games against England on Wednesday.
Among the rhythm, Ishant will be only the second Indian after the former captain Kapil Dev and a total of 11, who will wear the 100th test hat.
So far, the pacer has taken 302 wickets in 99 tests, making his debut in the longest format of the game in 2007 against Bangladesh.
Faced with the cornerstone test, a former legend of cricket and cotton wool Sachin Tendulkar opened on Twitter to greet the Indian step. “Master Blaster” writes: “The game of 100 tests is a great landmark for any cricket player, especially for a fast bowler. Have you seen playing from U-19 days and playing with you in your first test. Proud of you and your service for #TeamIndia. Keep serving in the best possible way. Congratulations @ImIshant! “
Another former Indian cricket Suresh Raina, who also shared the locker room with Ishant, wrote, “Deserved cornerstone @ImIshant. Congratulations and best wishes to your 100th test brother. This will certainly be an important #PinkBallTest at #GCA Stadium. #INDvsENG.”
Formerly an Indian captain They grow kohli also paid tribute to the Indian pacer.
“It’s hard to see [such longevity to play 100 Tests], especially for fast bowlers in today’s era and time. People lose motivation. If he wanted to, he would make 4 overs, 10 overs, etc., he would improve and play regular cricket in ODI and T20I as a player of first choice. But he focused only on test cricket. In today’s day and age, playing 100 tests is a big thing, “Collie had said.