New Delhi: Twitter users hailed Indian pacer Ishant Sharma on Friday after he earned the distinction of becoming the first Indian bowler to bowl with a pink ball, first to get a maiden over, first wicket, and first to bag five wickets in an inning in the new format of Test cricket.
His latest five-wicket haul at home came after a gap of 12 years. In 2007, he returned figures of 5/118 against Pakistan in Bengaluru.
His fans were all praise for him as they posted statistics to showcase his achivements after his comeback to international cricket.
One fan gushed: “Clean bowled!! Outstanding bowling by Ishant Sharma. He is an outstanding bowler and one of the greatest fast bowlers.”
One user posted Ishant’s picture and commented: “Ishant Sharma is enjoying playing with the pink ball.”
Another had an interesting cricket statistics to share: “First Indian to take a wicket with — Red Ball: Mohammad Nissar. White Ball: Eknath Solkar. Pink Ball: Ishant Sharma.”
One fan retweeted a BCCI tweet which read: “A pumped up @ImIshant after he picks up his 5-wkt haul in the #PinkBallTest. #TeamIndia pacers have bowled out Bangladesh for 106 runs in the first innings.”
A cricket follower remarked: “He is not only height but also taking #TeamIndia new heights”.