In the first Test match against England, the Indian team seems to be lagging behind. England scored 578 runs in their first innings. Captain Joe Root scored a double century and scored 218 runs for the team. England’s innings, which lasted two days, tired the Indian bowlers. Even after bowling for two consecutive days, Team India failed to allout England. Despite seeing the Indian bowler struggling, England veteran batsman Kevin Pietersen tweeted and praised fast bowler Ishant Sharma and called him a hero.
Ishant Sharma bowled 27 overs in the first innings, of which seven overs were maiden. He gave 52 runs and took two wickets. During this time, his economy rate was 1.90, which was the lowest. At the same time, Jaspreet Bumrah and R Ashwin took 3-3 wickets.
Peterson Praised Ishant Sharma
Kevin Pietersen said that Ishant’s spell was short but brilliant. He wrote on his Twitter handle, ‘Ishant’s great little spell here. And I would say brilliant because 170 overs on the field is like a prison sentence. He is also an ‘unsung hero’ (who does a fantastic job but does not get that much respect). He has been in Indian cricket for many years. It is very admirable as a fast bowler.
Fabulous little spell here from Ishant. And I say fabulous, as 170 overs in the field is like a prison sentence!
He’s also an unsung hero. He’s been around for many a year in Indian cricket. As a fast bowler it’s highly commendable! ????????
— Kevin Pietersen???? (@KP24) February 6, 2021
England Scored 578 Runs In The First Innings
England scored 578 runs in their first innings. The highlight of his innings was captain Joe Root’s 218 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets each for India. England had extended their innings by 555 runs for eight wickets in the morning. India succeeded in taking the remaining two wickets in the first hour itself. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah brought India the first success by lbw out Dominic Bess. After this, R Ashwin bowled James Anderson on a personal score of one run to end England’s innings. For India, Bumrah and Ashwin took three wickets, while Ishant and Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets.