India’s leading pace bowler Ishant Sharma bowled superbly in the second innings of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, taking two important wickets at crucial juncture of the game. Especially the third spell in the second innings brought the best out of him and in one way, Bangladesh’s Sabbir Rahman was responsible for it as he ignited the fire in Ishant.
Ishant was bowling all the deliveries on good length and was getting the ball to move both ways as well. Despite this, he was failing to get the batsman out. This frustrated Ishant a little. In the process of giving his best on every delivery, Ishant got carried away and got involved in an exchange of words with Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman. Sabbir was seen doing a gesture to Ishant to which the Delhi lad took offense and asked him to shut his mouth and concentrate on his batting.
By then Rahman had lost his focus and Ishant’s ploy to disturb his concentration had worked. On the next delivery, Ishant brought the ball in to Rahman, which he missed completely and was hit below the knee roll right in the front of the wickets. The whole team appealed and umpire Marais Erasmus raised his finger immediately.
This is all that happened:
Australia are up next for India and expect Ishant Sharma to raise the bar of sledging.