Twitter fans laud Ishant’s 5-wicket haul with pink ball

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kolkata: India's Ishant Sharma on Day 1 of the 2nd Test match between India and Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Nov 22, 2019. This is India and Bangladesh's first pink ball Day-Night Test match. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

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”.

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