Ishant Sharma is an Indian cricketer who is representing India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is a 6.5 ft tall right-arm fast-medium bowler. Ishant Sharma got an opportunity At the age of 18, to join the Indian team for the tour of South Africa in 2006–07. However, after receiving the call and organizing travel arrangements, he was deselected. In reference to his height and lean physique in his Under-19 days, the bowler was nicknamed Lambu.
In 2011, he became the fifth youngster player to take 100 Test wickets. Against South Africa in 2013, Ishant Sharma became the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 ODI wickets. While being a “rhythm” bowler, he still is considered one of the fastest Indian bowlers having bowled in excess of 150 km/h on several occasions in international cricket as well as the IPL, his fastest being 152.2 km/h bowled Ricky Ponting on Boxing Day Test in 2011. In 2020, Indian government has awarded him the Arjuna Award to recognize his outstanding achievement in cricket.
Ishant Sharma played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In December 2018, Ishant was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL).