IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli spoke about his historical past with Ishant Sharma.© AFP
India pacer Ishant Sharma is about to play his 100th Test when India tackle England on the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Ahead of the quick bowler’s milestone match, captain Virat Kohli opened up about his relationship with Ishant Sharma and even narrated an incident from when the bowler received his first ever call-up for the nationwide crew. “Ishant started playing state cricket with me. We used to be roommates for a long time for state cricket, Ranji cricket,” Kohli stated throughout a digital press convention forward of the third Test of the collection in opposition to England.
“When he got selected for India, he was fast asleep in the afternoon and I had to kick him and wake him up to give him the news. That’s how far we go,” Kohli stated.
“We have great trust between us. I’ve been very happy to see him enjoy his bowling over the years,” the India captain went on so as to add.
He additionally spoke about how it’s uncommon for a quick bowler to keep up health and present the type of longevity that Ishant has – particularly within the longest format of the sport.
“Great achievement in modern day cricket to maintain your body like he has and play 100 Tests, it is rare especially among fast bowlers,” Kohli stated.
Kohli additionally stated that Ishant may have prioritised limited-overs cricket, however he has given his full focus to Test cricket.
India and England go into the third Test with the collection tied at 1-1 and with a spot within the World Test Championship last on the road.
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