Ishant Sharma on Monday mentioned that the World Test Championship (WTC) is sort of a World Cup for him, and he desires his facet to play the ultimate scheduled for later this 12 months. The four-match Test sequence between India and England presently stands stage at 1-1, and now each groups will face off in a pink-ball Test, starting on Wednesday on the Motera Stadium. India registered an emphatic 317-run win in opposition to England within the second Test of the continuing four-match sequence. The Virat Kohli-led facet has additionally reached the second spot in World Test Championship (WTC) standings.
The upcoming third Test in opposition to England will even be Ishant’s 100th within the longest format of the sport. Earlier within the sequence, Ishant Sharma had turn out to be the third Indian pacer to take 300 wickets in Test cricket. Overall, he grew to become the sixth Indian to take action.
“I would have loved to go to Australia to achieve the 100 Tests milestone. But, some things do not go as per plan. I couldn’t go to Australia, as soon as you move over certain things, life can become simpler. I have learnt that you cannot stay stuck regarding one thing in your career, it is important to move ahead. 131 Tests landmark of Kapil Dev is too far away, I am just focusing on the upcoming Test,” mentioned Ishant throughout a digital press convention on Monday.
“I am just focused on how to win this series and qualify for the final of the WTC. I just play one format, WTC is like a World Cup for me, if we play the final and then we go on to win, the feeling would be the same as winning the World Cup or the Champions Trophy,” he added.
When requested in regards to the recollections from his debut Test, Ishant replied: “When I made my debut, Ravi sir was the manager and he is our coach now. He only told me then that I would play. I was really nervous during my debut match. As a youngster, when you enter the dressing room and then you see the stars that you would play with. 100 Tests is just a number to me, I am taking it one game at a time, as long as the intent and aggression shows in my bowling, I would like to continue.”
India stay in competition to make the ultimate of the ICC World Test Championship. They can’t afford to lose one other match as they should win 2-1 or 3-1 to qualify for the ultimate of the maiden version of the championship.
England, who led the desk after successful the opening Test, have slipped to the fourth spot with 67.zero proportion factors. They can nonetheless qualify, however for that, they have to win each remaining matches of the Test sequence in opposition to India.
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