Before the start of the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad, India’s fast bowler Ishant Sharma was felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah for his 100th Test today.
BCCI floated a video where President Kovind is seen presenting Ishant with a memento to mark the occasion followed by Amit Shah presenting the pacer with another – a cap to mark his 100th Test appearance. Ishant, 32, is the most capped Test player in the Indian squad for this Test and he has 303 wickets to his name.
After his felicitation President Kovind and Amit Shah met all members Indian squad as captain Virat Kohli did the introductions on the team’s behalf from a distance and greeted the dignitaries from a distance with folded hands even as President Kovind and Amit Shah walked along the boundary line outside the field of play.
Making his Test debut in 2007, Ishant crossed the milestone of 300 Test wickets in the first Test in Chennai.
He became only the third Indian pacer after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to take more than 300 wickets.