The first test got a round turn when Ishant Sharma shifted the momentum to his side and struck 3 quick wickets in the second innings what promises to be a dream spell for any bowler. The typical English conditions with clouds soaring high up in the sky also made it favourable for Sharma. Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin scalped the top three batsmen before Ishant bowled a fine spell of quick bowling, dismissing Dawid Malan(20), Jonny Bairstow(28) and Ben Stokes(6) before lunch on day 3 of Edgbaston test. Social Media was full of praises for Ishant Sharma and now i think its time people stop trolling him.
A stat for you
No pace bowler in the world has picked more wickets away from home against SAF, ENG, NZ and AUS since Jan. 2014 than Ishant Sharma. Those 48 wickets have come at an average of around 29- seventh best in the world and the best for a sub-continent pacer. @KumarSanga2 #ENGvIND
— Soham Sarkhel (@RightArmRubbish) August 3, 2018
Harbhajan tearing into Ishant Sharma in the commentary box, although nothing is understandable but you get the gist.#ENGvIND
— cricket freak (@cricloverakku) August 3, 2018
Ishant Sharma, Ravi Ashwin and England batsman ruling the day for Team India. #ENGvIND
— Jaanvi ? (@ThatCricketBuff) August 3, 2018
Stop it now
Tight slap on faces of people, including me, who were making fun of Ishant Sharma??#INDvsENG
— Lame Monk (@oldschoolmonk) August 3, 2018
Ishant Sharma is like Kachra of Lagaan..even he may not know how he gets that movement, but when he does, no stopping him. #ENGvIND
— sanjeevmk (@sanjeev_mk) August 3, 2018
Absolutely brilliant Spell of Pace bowling from Ishant Sharma. Was on fire right from the start and reaped rewards. Need to take this momentum forward after Lunch and wrap them up. Chasing 150+ is going to be tough in 4th Innings. #ENGvIND
— Vaseem Khan (@iamvaseem) August 3, 2018
An answer to the critics
Bhajji put the reverse commentator’s curse in operation today. He said (with some reason) that Ishant Sharma had somewhat underperformed in Test cricket and Ishant answered him with a blistering and possibly match winning spell!
— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) August 3, 2018
— Vaishali♀ (@vaishali_45) August 2, 2018
The wounded lion makes a thunderous comeback
No team picked Ishant Sharma this IPL and he went to england to play county cricket. What bowling skills he showing at the moment.
That swing ???
— Mufflrman #RYP (@mufflrman) August 3, 2018