India vs England: Ishant Sharma became the 6th Indian bowler to select 300 wickets in Test cricket Ishant Sharma has been one among India cricket’s silent warriors for over a decade now and on Monday he mentioned an enormous personal milestone, becoming the 6th Indian bowler to select up 300 Test wickets when he trapped England batsman Dan Lawrence ahead of the wicket within the second innings of the first Test at Chennai.

Ishant was India’s best bowler within the first innings too, when he had picked up the wickets of Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer off consecutive deliveries and finished with figures of 2/52 in 27 overs whilst England put up an enormous total.

Ishant reached the milestone in his 98th match, for much longer than many others. But that’s because he did the work of a buffer for other bowlers early in his career, working tirelessly to make opportunities at the opposite end. But his career took a turn post-2015 when he found a fuller length and eventually came aged as a replacement ball bowler, shouldering the responsibility of being the leader of the attack as India created a production line of young pacers.

Kapil Dev (434 wickets) and Zaheer Khan (311) are the opposite two Indian pacers who feature within the 300-plus club. Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, and Ravichandran Ashwin are the opposite Indians who have quite 300 Test wickets to their name.