Currently when the entire squad of India is facing injuries during the ongoing Test series of India Vs Australia, there was a piece of good news for India from Mumbai on Monday afternoon.
Ishant Sharma, who was suffering from an abdominal muscle injury since IPL 2020 in October, made a comeback to competitive cricket playing for Delhi as they defeat Mumbai by 76 runs in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy and he bagged two wickets for 16 runs in 3.1 overs in the opener match of the Trophy.
Looking active, fit and sharp as ever, the experienced fast bowler bagged the wicket of the opener and the last final batsmen to signal to former Indian seamer and new national selector Abey Kuruvilla who was watching the match closely from MCA president’s box, that he would be available for the next Test series against England as sharp as ever at home, the first Test is going to happen in Chennai from 5th February.
The 32-year-old seamer first took the wicket of opener Yashasvi Jaiswal as a caught behind for a duck off the second ball of the match as he was trying to make room to smash the pacer for a boundary.
Later, he took Kruthik Hanagavadi’s wicket to ensure the victory for Delhi and folded up the hosts for merely 130 runs in 18 overs.
Indian captain Virat Kohli childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma in an interview told that It is a very good news for Indian Cricket that he is completely fit and has fully recovered from the injury and he bowled beautifully today as the old Ishant.
Do you think he can comeback in the series against England?