- The demand to drop Ishant from the playing XI and bring in Mohammad Siraj for the second Test has intensified.
- Ishant did not get a single wicket during the Kanpur Test.
- The first test match played between India and New Zealand ended in a draw.
New Delhi. After a modest performance in the first Test against New Zealand, people on social media have raised questions about the replacement of Indian cricket team pacer Ishant Sharma and demanded his exclusion from the playing XI for the next match in Mumbai. The Indian pacer was trending on social media after not doing well in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur.
After New Zealand managed to draw the first Test against the Ajinkya Rahane-led side, the demand for Ishant’s removal from the playing XI and Mohammad Siraj for the second Test intensified.
The 33-year-old bowled 15 overs in the first innings and conceded 35 runs without taking any wickets, while in the second innings he bowled seven overs with a finger injury, but then he did not get any wickets.
One user wrote on Twitter, “Wondering why Ishant Sharma is playing? His career is over as there is no reverse swing and no momentum left.”
Another user wrote, “What is Ishant Sharma doing in Indian test team, I am doing ‘nothing’ in my life too.”
Another wrote, “Time has come to drop Ishant Sharma from the home test. Not even fit yet.”
Meanwhile, on the fifth day of the first Test, Ishant also made the Test record for bowling the most number of no balls.
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