IND vs ENG: Ishant Sharma began his 100th Test on Wednesday against England.© Instagram
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma reached a memorable milestone on Wednesday as he began his 100th Test match for the country. The pacer, who was felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah on the occasion at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of the day-night Test against England, took to social media after the first day’s play to share a message of thanks. “Words are too less to express my emotions right now!!” he wrote, before thanking the President and the Home Minister for “making it an honourable moment”.
“Thanks to my one and only @pratima0808 for being there right by my side during this special moment,” he wrote, tagging his wife.
“Thank you to my wonderful teammates for the constant support each one of you have given me, and pushed me harder to becoming better,” the pacer added.
“Also last but not the least a token of thanks to India and you all for showering me with all the love always!!” he concluded.
Ishant, who also went past the 300-wicket mark in Test cricket earlier in the series against England, celebrated his 100th Test by getting the first breakthrough for India as he sent Dom Sibley back to the pavilion after the visitors won the toss and opted to bat.
England eventually folded for 112, with Axar Patel taking six wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin picking three. India finished the day at 99/3, with Rohit Sharma unbeaten having hit a half-century.
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