Ishant Sharma, the paceman of India, is one of the fascinating cricketing stories of the country. After a consistent hammering in the white-ball cricket, the tall fellow was pushed out of the national reckoning. However, failures of others allowed him to return to the red-ball setup and he grabbed this chance with both hands.
In all honestly, he has blossomed in Test cricket, which is evident from the fact that he now has 297 wickets in 97 Tests. This has installed him in a touching distance of a major milestone as he sits only 3 wickets away to enter the elite club of 300 Test wickets. If he does so then the veteran cricketer will become only the third Indian quick to claim 300 scalps in the purest format of the game.
With 434 and 311 Test victims, former cricketers Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan respectively are the only two Indian pacers to achieve this feat. The Christchurch Test, scheduled to commence from February 29, will provide him an ideal opportunity to make history in Tests.