India is set to take on the West Indies in the upcoming Test series on July 12. This tour is the first step towards transition in the Indian team, as many young players have been included in the squad while some senior players have been dropped or rested from the team. One of them is pacer Ishant Sharma. He has been dropped from the Indian Test side for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
However, after that, Ishant has been exploring other options to start a new journey. Tough, he didn’t opt to take a break and set out to try his hands in the commentary box. Ishant will be in the box with other superstars. Ishant has been one of India’s most recognised Test cricketers and is known for his exceptional bowling abilities. Now, cricket fans are looking forward to seeing him weave his magic with words, providing in-depth insights from his extensive expertise on the pitch.
Ishant Sharma will be contributing to an important component of cricket broadcasts when he swaps his cricketing whites for the commentator’s seat. His pace bowling expertise and mastery of various pitch conditions can provide fans with useful viewpoints. Ishant Sharma’s behind-the-scenes understanding of the team’s strategy, as well as his connections with the present players, could give the commentary a distinct feel.
“Mahi bhai often used abusive language”, said Ishant Sharma in an interview
In a recent interview with Ranbir Allahabadi, aka Bear Biceps, Ishant Sharma revealed that captain cool MS Dhoni had often used cuss words on the field. “Mahi bhai has many strengths. But calm and cool aren’t one of them. He often uses abusive language on the field, and I’ve heard it firsthand,” Ishant said.
“Whether it’s during the IPL or with the Indian team, people are always around him. You’ll find someone or another sitting with Mahi bhai. It’s like the feeling of being in a village, just missing the trees,” he further added. “I haven’t seen Mahi bhai angry except when I threw the ball, and it went down. When I threw it for the first time, he gave me a look. The second throw was even stronger, and the ball went down again. When the third throw was also the same, he said, ‘Hit it in the hand.’ He said it with an expletive,” the 35-year-old said.
Here is how fans reacted to Ishant Sharma’s debut in commentary:
Usko bolna jo poha gale mein atka hai wo nikal ke baat kare
— Jitesh (@Chaotic_mind99) July 9, 2023
In English or Hindi ?
— Sultan Khan (@MainHoonSultan7) July 9, 2023
Should've got County Contract Instead
— Junaid Khan (@JunaidKhanation) July 9, 2023
He is still an active player please confirm
— Hon Matope (@MatopeNigell) July 9, 2023
we all know what he will say when west indies will have a good partnership..acchi bhali bowling ki…
— Amol Jain 🇮🇳💙 (@AmolJain2308) July 9, 2023
He deserves better yaar, at least a Farewell match. Come on @BCCI you can't disrespect such gems of Indian Cricket 🙏🏻
— Tanmay (@Tanmay2118) July 9, 2023
Ishant was a beast in kohli captaincy
— Tyson (@GoatViraat18) July 9, 2023
After a successful career a successful second innings
He is savage @ImIshant bas bhai gaali mat dedena flow flow me
— Siddharth Jain 💕 (@dhadhkan13) July 9, 2023
he was bowling so well..why is he out of the team??
— Nitesh (@nitesh_rehani) July 9, 2023
What is this downfall?💔
— Saad Mohammed (@saadmd_13) July 9, 2023
The biggest downfall of commentary box.. His voice is different, surely unbearable..
— Puneet (@BizzPun) July 9, 2023
Should still be in the team
— LFC211 (@LFC_211) July 9, 2023