Full Name:

Ishant Sharma
Date of Birth: September 2, 1988, Delhi
Place of Birth: Delhi, India
Height: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Education: Ganga International School, Delhi
Occupation: Athlete
Major Teams India, Deccan Chargers, Delhi, India Red, Kolkata Knight Riders, North Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Father: Vijay Sharma
Mother: Grisha Sharma
Batting style: Right handed
Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium
Role: Bowler
Ishant Sharma Biography

Ishant Sharma is an Indian cricketer. He is a right arm fast bowler at pace around 135 km/h (85 mph). He started playing serious cricket at the age of 16. No one in his family has ever played cricket. He come from a totally non-cricketing family in terms of playing. He always idolised Glenn McGrath. His coach in school is Shravan Kumar. Apart from cricket Ishant also loves playing volleyball and football and hanging out with friends.

He delivered the second fastest ball ever bowled by an Indian bowler when he clocked 152.6 km/h (94.8 mph) at Adelaide against Australia on 17 February 2008. The fastest one still belongs to Javagal Srinath who clocked 154.5 at the 1999 World Cup. He has also been compared to the Indian Fast bowler Javagal Srinath.

Education (Schooling): Ishant Sharma studied in Ganga International School, Delhi. He played cricket just for past time after he did his 10th Class. He never expected he would play like this and at this level. Why, he even thought that if he played, he would have to stop his studies and all.


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