Ishant Sharma is one of the most experienced campaigners in the Indian Test team, while it was the boots of Zaheer Khan that he filled in for the longer format of the game.
Despite an impressive start to his career with some good deal of pace raining down from a height of 6 feet 4 inches, he was shortly losing traction and found himself contesting desperately for a spot in the national side.
People believe that it was his overuse that led to his decline, and it needed an outrageous decision from the selectors to keep him confined only to the longest format of the game to bring out his Test.
He also had a few injury issues that needed to be taken care of and that was also overwhelming for him to deal with. However, a recent piece of stat posted on Twitter by Sportsamaze highlighted a startling piece of stat that brought out the mother of all coincidences between Zaheer and Ishant.
Coincidence between 2 Indian Pacers
Overall Test wickets for :
Ishant & Zaheer Khan – 311*Advertisement
Test wickets outside India for :
Ishant & Zaheer Khan – 207*
— SportsAmaze (@Sports_amaze) August 19, 2021Advertisement
This is the co-incidence that was doing the rounds between Zaheer and Ishant
Zaheer Test’s career produced an extraordinary 311 wickets from the 92 Test matches that he played at a stunning bowling average of 32.94. It also starred 11 fivers and 15 four-wicket hauls. The impact that Zak created on reckoning teams like New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England, helped India pave the path of their iconic revolution.
Ishant Sharma is very much active in the Test cricket canon and with the ongoing series between India and England, it is the likeliest outcome that this stat will change for him soon, but he currently holds 311 Test wickets, and it has arrived in 103 matches at a decent average of 31.93.
Now to make this con-incidence sound even better, both the bowlers have produced a lion’s share of their total tally outside India and both of them have 207 Test wickets away from home. It is definitely not easy to bowl when you are on foreign soil, but these two have been absolutely rollicking, especially Ishant with his newfound swing that tormented Ricky Ponting.