Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has opened up about his relationship with former Team India captain MS Dhoni otherwise known as ‘captain cool’.
The fast bowler asserted that he had limited interaction with Dhoni before 2013 nonetheless, it was during 2013 when he became more acquainted with about the wicketkeeper-batsman and guaranteed one can learn so much from him.
“Initially, my interaction with MS Dhoni was limited, but after 2013, I started talking to him and understanding him,” Ishant Sharma said during on a talk show.
“Then I got to know how cool he is and how nicely he talks to the youngsters and treats them. He is same on the field, he has never asked us to not visit him in his room. You can ask (Mohammed) Shami, he goes to his room the most!”
“He has always been like this, and it’s a different moment to enjoy with him when you can learn a lot of things from him, about cricket or life,” he added.
It was back in 2007 when Ishant made his Team India debut under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid.
Sharma has been one of the points for India in test cricket since 2016, breaking various records in the longest series of the game.
Since India’s semi-last exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand in August a year ago, MSD hasn’t included for the Men In Blue.
Throughout his break from cricket, the 38-year-old likewise served for the Indian Army as well.
Ishant Sharma Points Out His Favorite Player
Ishant has been asked to choose between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, he is also the last of the player who played with both.
Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma are from the Delhi and made their debut in Indian team with a short difference. Ishant made his debut in the summer of 2007 whereas Kohli entered in 2008. Recently Ishant Sharma dragged into the Indian test squad playing against New Zealand after recovering from the ankle injury. But ruled out in the second test match due to the same.
As each day passes by, the comparisons between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar are getting intense, both have been the best batsmen of their eras and Kohli is still going strong and gradually nearing Sachin’s tally.
“Virat Kohli is the best batsman I have ever seen play on a cricket field,” Ishant answered, a statement which he had on the tip of his tongue as soon as the question was asked.