Ishant Sharma picked five wickets in first innings. (Source: BCCI)

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma took a long time to become the important part of the Indian Test Team. As a fast bowler, Ishant had to be out of the team for a long time, but later, despite many great bowlers coming together in India, Ishant showed his importance and today he is the leading bowler of Team India.

Ishant Sharma took 12 years to achieve this milestone. Ishant is the match-winner and without any doubt, he has done well in the long format of the game.

Ishant Sharma is currently playing Ranji Trophy for Delhi and played a key role in beating Hyderabad with his bowling. After the match, Ishant talked about his bowling, the Indian bowling attack and also how the time spent with Australia’s Jason Gillespie helped him.

Purely because of his longevity, his name is taken in the same breath as Kapil or Zaheer Khan, the latter also being a guiding force for the better part of his career.

When he was asked that when cricket pundits talk about not performing according to their ability, do they feel disappointed? Ishant Sharma said that everyone tells the problem, no one tells the solution, but things have changed with the arrival of Gillespie.

Ishant also explained how the former Australian pacer changed his training methods to get better results.

Ishant played a lot of Test matches under Mahendra Singh Dhoni and there were six or seven fast bowlers being rotated at that time, compared to three or four now.