Ishant Sharma | Ishant Sharma makes two records in WTC Final surpasses Kapil Dev and joins Anil Kumble Zaheer Khan Club WTC Final: Ishant Sharma hits two targets with one arrow, beats Kapil and…
Ishant Sharma  |  Photo Credits: AP
- India-New Zealand face off in WTC final
- New Zealand scored 101 for 2 in the first innings
- Bowler Ishant Sharma gave a blow to the Kiwi team
India and New Zealand are facing each other in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) in Southampton, England. India scored 217 runs in the first innings, in response to which New Zealand made 101 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. One of the Kiwi’s two wickets was taken by fast bowler Ishant Sharma. He made opener Devon Conway (54) his victim. Ishant has made two records by taking one wicket. While Ishant has overtaken Kapil on the one hand, on the other hand the Indian fast bowler has entered the exclusive club of players like Anil Kumble and Zaheer Khan.
Ishant becomes most successful Indian bowler in England
Ishant Sharma has become the most successful Indian bowler on England soil before him. He has 44 wickets here. He finished this feat in 20 innings of 13 matches. Ishant has surpassed India’s great all-rounder and former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev took 43 wickets in his 22 innings of 13 matches in England. After these two, Anil Kumble (36), Bishan Singh Bedi (35) and Zaheer Khan (31) are number one in the list of highest wicket-takers in England.
Ishant joins Kumble-Zaheer’s special club
Apart from becoming the highest wicket-taker Indian bowler in England, Ishant has another achievement to his name. He has joined the special club of veterans. Actually, Ishant has completed 200 Test wickets abroad. He has become the fourth Indian bowler to take 200 wickets in Tests outside home. He has achieved this record in 61 Tests, in which the bowler’s best performance has been 7 for 74. Apart from him, Anil Kumble (269), Kapil Dev (215) and Zaheer Khan (207) took more than 200 wickets on foreign soil.
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