Ishant Sharma is one of the most colourful characters in Indian Cricket. He is really funny and witty as a person. He has a laid-back personality and an insane amount of energy. The tall quick is affectionately called as ‘ Lambu’ in Hindi because of his height.
The tall fast bowler had his claim to fame when he bowled a great spell to Ricky Ponting. Ishant and Ponting were involved in an intense battle during India’s tour of Australia in 2008. The pacer went on to bowl a memorable spell to Ponting during his debut Test and he succeeded in taking the former Australian skipper’s wicket in the second innings of the Test match.
Ishant Sharma is known to have a funny side to himself and he has shown it on the field on many occasions. The most memorable being when he impersonated Steven Smith in the second test vs Australia in the 2017 series. The face that Ishant Sharma made when he was mocking Steve Smith during the 2017 Test match at Bengaluru, will forever be etched in the memory of fans.
The fast bowler had mocked Smith during the second Test of the four-match series at Bengaluru in 2017, making faces at him. It was a crucial match for India, having lost the first Test at Pune. During the match at Bengaluru, Ishant had made comical faces at the then Australian skipper Smith. It seemed Ishant Sharma was trying to make fun of Smith’s quirky mannerisms while batting.
Ishant Sharma is celebrating his 34th birthday today and was given a warm reminder by his teammate Yuvraj Singh about his funny facial expressions. The two have been great mates and Yuvraj has funnily mimicked Ishant’s voice once while wishing him a happy birthday on a previous occasion.
Ishant Sharma had a great second coming under Virat Kohli’s captaincy and achieved the 100 test match milestone under Kohli’s leadership. He led the pace attack under Kohli and led the pace attack for India and was Kohli’s Trump card.