Friday, February 1, 2008

What a Man!!!

A slight flashback into the Indo-Pak bilateral series in late 2007,in the third test at Bangalore,a man who was just making his debut was found breaking the Pakistani egos and frustatin them with his accurate bowling-by picking up his maiden 5-wicket haul and that too at a time when the team just needed it.That was also the day when a new star was born.The man is ISHANTH SHARMA.

Overlooked by the selectors for including him in the 15 member squad,destiny favoured this 19 year old lad from Delhi with injuries to fellow pacers-Shreesanth and Zaheer Khan.But,all credit to this man who welcomed the opportunity with full hands.

The way he troubled the Australian batsmen with his sheer pace and accuracy,was just unbeleivable.The man once again reminded me about the great Australian fast bowler-Glenn
McGrath who retired earlier last year after a successful world cup campaign.McGrath was known for his variation and accuracy-leaving the batsmen in dilemma weather to play the ball or leave it!

The way this man could strike at consistent pace of 140 plus was amazing.Adding to his pride is his height meauring 6'4".The man was found frequently getting the ball to move towards the batsmen.If properly trained and fit,Ishanth can do wonders for his team.We wish him all the best for his career that has a long way to go from here onwards.Well Done!!!

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