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‘I have learnt to stick to my strengths’

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Bridgetown:India’s young fast bowler, Ishant Sharma, who picked up a career best six for 55 against the West Indies on the third day of the second cricket Test, said sticking to strengths was key to his success.

Sharma has suffered several ups and down in his five-year-old international career. On Thursday, his resilience finally paid off as he bowled out the West Indies for 190 on a lively track at the Kensington Oval.

He also became the fifth youngest bowler to pick up his 100th Test wicket in just his 33rd Test appearance.

“Everyone wants to be a Test cricketer. Especially as a bowler because if you don’t bowl well in the first spell, you still get a chance to come back for a second spell or a third spell.

Sharma said he never expected to be the 5th youngest to get 100 Test wickets. Only compatriot Kapil Dev, New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori, Pakistan’s Waqar Younis and teammate Harbhajan Singh were younger than Sharma when they took their 100th Test wicket. (IANS)

 

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