Ishant Sharma: Biography, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

Complete information on the biography, age, records and other achievements of Ishant Sharma are outlined for the cricket lovers around the globe.

Ishant Sharma, born on September 2, 1988, is a cricketer who has played for India in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is. He bowls at medium speed with his right arm. Sharma, then only 18 years old, was invited to join the Indian team on their 2006–07 tour of South Africa. Though he had already planned his trip after getting the call, he was cut from consideration.

Ishant began playing Cricket seriously at 14, and by the time he turned 18, he had made his Ranji Trophy debut for Delhi. In the same Test series in which he made his debut, India’s tour of Bangladesh in May 2007 marked his first selection to the national team.

In December 2007, he finally got his big break when he prised out the Pakistani side on a flat Chinnaswamy deck and finished with 5/140. The tall youngster’s impressive bowling performance landed him a spot-on India’s tour of Australia.

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With his beautiful high-arm action and ability to consistently bowl near the 140 kph mark, Ishant caused many problems for the Australians during that tour in 2008. Ishant’s favourite victim was Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who he bowled out to six times in seven Test matches.

Ishant Sharma Biography:

  1. Real Name: Ishant Sharma 
  2. Other/Nickname: Lambu, Sonu
  3. Profession: former Indian Cricketer
  4. Famous for: Aggressive
  5. Best Performance:  4/34 vs. Sri Lanka November 2, 2014
  6. Ishant Sharma Net Worth: 110 Crore INR
  7. Ishant Sharma Salary: 6 Crore +
  8. Ishant Sharma Monthly Income: 50 Lakhs +
  9. Instagram Handle: @ishant.sharma29

Ishant Sharma Physical Status: 

  1. Height: 6’5″
  2. Weight: 84 kg
  3. Eye Colour: Brown
  4. Hair Colour: Black

Ishant Sharma Personal Life:

  1. Date Of Birth: September 2, 1988
  2. Place Of Birth: Delhi, India
  3. Nationality: Indian
  4. Hometown: Delhi, India
  5. School: Ganga International School, Delhi
  6. Highest Education qualification: 10th Standard

Ishant Sharma Family Statistics:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Pratima Singh (December 9, 2016)
  • Parents: Father-Vijay Sharma, Mother-Grisha Sharma
  • Siblings: Sister-Eva
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Other Hobbies: Watching movies, Driving, Motorbike, Playing Cricket

Ishant Sharma Career Statistics:

  • Test Debut: vs. Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, May 25, 2007
  • ODI Debut: vs. South Africa at Civil Service Cricket Club, June 29, 2007
  • T20 Debut: vs. Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, February 1, 2008
  • IPL Debut: vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, April 18, 2008

Ishant Sharma Achievements:

  • A multi-award-winning cricketer, he was named man of the match in India’s 95-run victory in the first test of the 2014 Pataudi Trophy Test Series.
  • In 2020, he received the Arjuna award for his extraordinary contributions to the sport of Cricket.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Ishant Sharma:

  • When Ishant was just 18 years old, he was called up to the Indian squad for a tour of South Africa. Even though he was not supposed to be chosen for the tournament due to his tall stature and frail physique, he ended up cutting.
  • He played in his first international tournament when he was touring Bangladesh in 2007. But in 2011’s Boxing Test, he shot to fame when he bowled at Rickey Ponting at 152 kph.
  • His right-arm, fast-medium bowling has reached up to 130 kilometers per hour in the Indian setup. His former IPL team, the Kolkata Knight Riders, is owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta’s team, later traded him to Sunrisers Hyderabad. He had a high salary, even by industry standards.
  • Not only that, but in 2017, he was playing for Preity Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab team. He joined the team for a winning bid of $950,000, making him one of the highest-paid cricketers ever acquired.