IPL 2021: DC’s Amit Mishra wants team-mate Ishant Sharma to play 150 Tests for India- The Delhi Capitals on Thursday released a video on Twitter in which veteran spinner Amit Mishra lauded team-mate, Ishant Sharma, on his achievement of playing 100 Tests for India. The latter had achieved the landmark while playing for India in the 3rd Test against England at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad earlier this year.
The veteran of 160 IPL wickets Amit Mishra now wants Ishant Sharma, his current DC and former India Teammate Ishant Sharma to play 150 Test matches for India.
“He has played 100 Test matches for India and I would like to congratulate him,” Mishra said.
“He should at least play 150 [Test] matches,” he added.
Reminiscing his time with Ishant in the Indian team, the cricketer added that “We’ve have had many partnerships in Indian Team and whenever we’re required to bat we tried to contribute there too.”
Later, the duo shared a laugh over ‘age’.
“Ya toh yeh dosti gehri hai, ya Mishi bhai ki age pachhees hai,” wrote Delhi Capitals on Twitter.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 1, 2021
In his 101 Tests for India, Ishant Sharma has scalped 303 wickets. The 32-year-old pacer has played 101 Tests and scalped 303 wickets with one 10-wicket haul and 11 five-wicket hauls.
Besides this, Ishant has also represented India in 80 ODIs and 14 T20Is.
Amit Mishra had played for India in 22 Tests, 36 ODIs and 10 T20Is. The cricketer had played his last Test for India against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in December 2016. The spinner scalped 76 Test wickets in his short stint.
In IPL 2021, he is on the cusp of breaking the record of most IPL wickets in the history of the tournament. The 38-year-old needs 11 wickets to surpass Lasith Malinga (170) who has the most wickets in the cash-rich league. Also, he is the only cricketer to have picked 3 hat-tricks in IPL.
Rishabh Pant’s DC will play their opening match against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 10 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.