Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma is an Indian professional cricketer. He has represented India in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is. At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006–07. He is a 1.93 m tall right-arm fast-medium bowler. He is an expert who was often compared to a Javagal Srinath for a similarly lean build and high-arm action. Later, Ishant continued to shine, and also during the inaugural auction of the IPL he faired well. He has played for teams like India, Delhi, India Red, Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Rest of India, India A, North Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indians, Rising Pune Supergiant, Kings XI Punjab, India Blue, Sussex, Delhi Capitals.

Ishant Sharma   
Real NameIshant Vijay Sharma
NicknameLambu and Sonu
ProfessionInternational Cricketer (Plays for India)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 193 cm
in meters- 1.93 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 4”
Weightin Kilograms- 84 kg
in Pounds- 185 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Jersey Number#29- India
#1- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Domestic/State TeamDelhi
IPL TeamKolkata Knight Riders (2008 to 2010)
Deccan Chargers (2011 to 2012)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (2013 - present)
Nature on fieldAggressive
Favourite shotsN/A
Records (main ones)Fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets
Career Turning PointHis amazing 54 balls bowled to the Ricky Ponting (in Perth Test, 2008)
When he took 7 wickets in Lord's Test to ensure India's Test victory at Lord's after 28 Years.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1988-09-02 00:00:00
Age (as in 2018)30 Years
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownDelhi, India.
SchoolGanga International School, Delhi.
Educational Qualification10th standard
FamilyFather- Vijay Sharma
Mother- Grisha Sharma
Sister- Eva (elder)
Brother- N/A
Coach/MentorSharvan Kumar
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Likes & DislikesLikes- Watching Movies, Cars, Bikes, Playing Volleyball & Football
Dislikes- when someone comments about his long hairs
Hobbieswatching movies, driving, motor – biking , music and playing cricket
Favourite Things
Favourite PlayerIndian cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
International cricketer: Glenn McGrath
Favourite ActressKatrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt
Favourite ActorN/A
Favourite MovieDilwale Dulhania Le Jayange
Favourite ColourN/A
Favorite FoodGrilled meat and anything cooked by his mom
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
First CrushKatrina Kaif
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpousePratima Singh (Basketball player)
Marriage Date2016-12-09 00:00:00
Style Quotient
Cars collectionAudi RS5, Volkswagen Polo
Bikes collectionNot Known
Money Factor
Price in IPL Auction (2014)2.6 Crores
SalaryRs 50 Lakh per annum (Retainership Fees)
Rs 7 lakh (per test match)
Rs 4 lakh (per one day match)
Rs 2 lakh (per T20 match)
Net Worth$3 million

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ishant Sharma

  • Does Ishant Sharma smoke?: No
  • Does Ishant Sharma drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He left his studies after class 10th and started focusing on Cricket only.
  • He made his U-19 ODI & Test debut alongside Virat Kohli and also made their First-class and Ranji debut in the same match.
  • He is said to be the fastest bowler India ever had.



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