Ishant Sharma support thread

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He just had a tough day and isn't suited to most ODI pitches that they dish out these days otherwise he's a decent bowler and can win matches on his day when conditions aren't so bad for bowlers. Soon he will prove his worth.

This thread is only for loyal supporters and not for haters, fair weather fans out there. We are better off :haha







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(How can you not like this innocent face?)





#iBelieveInIshant
 
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How can you not like this innocent face?

Due to lack of haircut.

can win matches on his day when conditions aren't so bad for bowlers

Any bowler can do that on 'his' day.



On a serious note, i do hope the perseverance and confidence shown in him pays off.
 
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I'll pass...

... along with a billion others.
 
This is why MSD is Grade-A leader, one day Ishant will reciprocate all the faith that has been shown in him by winning us the most important match. Probably WC'15 semi or final. :holding
 
Re: Ishant Sharma support thread l #iBelieveInIshant

Even Fox Mulder doesn't want to believe in Ishant.
 
Ishant Sharma support thread l #iBelieveInIshant

I've always believed that this lad is the brown Ambrose and he'll learn from his mistakes and will become a great bowler.
 
The guy basically lacks a brain,so unless he gets a brain transplant or something,till then #idon'tbelieveinishant.I know it's harsh but it's the truth.
 
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I am an Ishant Sharma fan, he's still young and hopefully will bounce back. I like his bowling action and his attitude after he picks up a wicket. Quite a gun :akhtar
 
He will become the first specialist bowler from India to play a 100 tests :dhoni

Haters gonna hate and India's gonna lose
 
I agree. All opposition fans will hope he is never dropped.
 
Too much has been invested already on him with too little in return. I hope he never plays again and this thread never gets bumped on one of his (rare) days.
 
I hope he plays a lot of matches.. I really like to watch him bowl. Why should people make issues about line length and petty issues like that he cant buy a wicket. Look at his runup , his delivery stride and thw release. Just awesome.
 
Tarun Gogoi (Chief Minister of Assam) at the age of 79 can bowl better than this 'scare crow'.
 
Lot of us remember Ishant from 2007-08 Australia tour when he had the entire Aussie batting line-up on the edge. For the first time, there was excitement among Indian fans whenever he would come to bowl. Otherwise, bowling has only been a routine job for Indian team. It was a delight to see an Indian bowler bowling regularly in excess of 145+K and swing the ball.

Now, what has become of him!! He has lost both his speed & swing. It is indeed very sad to see him go down the trundler road.
 
I Believe In Ishant too! May he be persisted with for another decade to prove his haters wrong and unleash his beastly potential.
 
Nearly 250 international wickets by the age of 25. :bow: Millions will give away everything to play that one international match for their country.

Lambu will repay the faith shown in him by Dhoni. Already did so partially by triggering the collapse through Morgan and Bopara's wickets which led to us winning the CT final.
 
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And a T20 match before that against Pakistan where he bullied Kami :kami to win us the match in death overs. Big match playa!!! :D
 
Nearly 250 international wickets by the age of 25. :bow: Millions will give away everything to play that one international match for their country.

Lambu will repay the faith shown in him by Dhoni. Already did so partially by triggering the collapse through Morgan and Bopara's wickets which led to us winning the CT final.

With a rank full toss- that was more England's nerves.

I dedicate this song to Ishant :

He bowls it to the left
He bowls it to the right

Oh Ishant Sharma you are sh a i t e

(Not my creation)
 
I hope he plays a lot of matches.. I really like to watch him bowl. Why should people make issues about line length and petty issues like that he cant buy a wicket. Look at his runup , his delivery stride and thw release. Just awesome.

fell off from my bed laughing,thanks :razzaq
 
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And a T20 match before that against Pakistan where he bullied Kami :kami to win us the match in death overs. Big match playa!!! :D

Nope. That was the 1st T20 where Malik 'Miandaded' India:malik :jm. We won that match. Kami and Ishant got into a fight and the match was brought to life again otherwise it was a cake walk after the partnership between Hafeez and Malik.
 
He will do what Sachin couldn't do for India.

Break Bradman's avg. record.

Keep it up young lad.
 
Ishant Sharma wont get wickets even if BCCI decide to change the rules and introduce a bat before wicket dismissal against batsmen.

That's how bad he is.
 
I'm glad he's in, I love watching him get destroyed.

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I believe in Ishant :)

Most consistent match-winning bowler in history. On his way to win another MoS for Australia #comeonIshant
 
I would actually love it if Dhoni asks him to ball the first over of the match. Its fine, things happen in cricket, its not the end of life. It was disgusting that while returning from work today, i saw Amul Butter poster on peddar road ridiculing Ishant Sharma saying something like "Ishant, Sharm to karo". Its not that he bowled a bad over deliberately, bad things happen in life but you move on.
 
The problem with Ishant is that it has been a downhill for him for a long time now. Now that the nerves have cooled I don't mind the phainty he got from Faulkner. Even the best have had it sometimes.

Kohli & Marlon Samuels both have given a phainty to Malinga.

Ajay Jadeja gave a royal phainty to Waqar Younus in 1996 WC QF.

Saeed Anwar gave a phainty to Anil Kumble.

Yet all the above bowlers are ATGs.

Ishant has to improve. This might be the 440V shock that Ishant needed badly.
 
If you really want lady luck to smile on Ishant then it will be better if you open "Ishant Sharma vs Umer Akmal" thread.
 
The problem with Ishant is that it has been a downhill for him for a long time now. Now that the nerves have cooled I don't mind the phainty he got from Faulkner. Even the best have had it sometimes.

Kohli & Marlon Samuels both have given a phainty to Malinga.

Ajay Jadeja gave a royal phainty to Waqar Younus in 1996 WC QF.

Saeed Anwar gave a phainty to Anil Kumble.

Yet all the above bowlers are ATGs.

Ishant has to improve. This might be the 440V shock that Ishant needed badly.

two things :

1. All the bowlers suffered at the hands of atleast specialist bats,if not great ODI bats.Faulkner doesnt belong to that category.

2. Nobody was hit for 30 I dont think.Also these bowlers were great before getting hit.It came off as a surprise.But with Ishant it had an almost inevitable feeling
 
With Sami not featuring in international cricket nowadays, I need a new project.

:SOSharma

He's unlucky, suffers unduly from poor umpiring and fielding, Bowls with good pace, is mismanaged by captain and coach etc etc etc
 
Lets all do our best to support this and pressure the Indian selectors and management to keep him in the team!

Long live Ishant! :91:
 
Ishant has only played 50 test matches , by the time he has played 100 he will be already an ATG.
 
If Ishant bowls a good length, he bounces too much to hit the wickets. If he bowls full, he gets hit back over his head. If he gets it short, you get 30 run overs.

I've lost hope for this guy. Not up to the standard of international bowlers. I know he works hard, but I just don't think he has it in him.
 
If Ishant bowls a good length, he bounces too much to hit the wickets. If he bowls full, he gets hit back over his head. If he gets it short, you get 30 run overs.

I've lost hope for this guy. Not up to the standard of international bowlers. I know he works hard, but I just don't think he has it in him.

he needs to learn from mohd irfan
 
two things :

1. All the bowlers suffered at the hands of atleast specialist bats,if not great ODI bats.Faulkner doesnt belong to that category.

Faulkner is classified as an all-rounder. Plus he is new to the international cricket. Nobody knows how he will turn up. Also, Kumble, Waqar, Malinga are ATG whereas, Ishant is not. I just said that even ATG can have bad day. Not comparing but Ishant with any of them. I am simply giving him a benefit of doubt.

2. Nobody was hit for 30 I dont think.Also these bowlers were great before getting hit.It came off as a surprise.

30 is just a number. It doesn't matter whether you get hit for 24, 26 or 30 as all these numbers are more or less in the same vicinity. Kumble and Waqar got smacked when there was no T20 played. Now that run-scoring has become fast, pitches have become flat, cricket bats have become heavy.. phainty received by bowler is only going to be harder & harder.

But with Ishant it had an almost inevitable feeling

We all love to kick the one who is down. Not too long ago, Ravindra Jadeja was a liability and we were all asking for his head. Ishant only costed us a match, Jadeja costed us the semi-final birth if 2009 T20 WC. It was the same Dhoni who persisted with Jadeja when entire nation was against him. Now that Jadeja is beginning to deliver, we are not getting tired of singing hosannas in praise of Sir Jadeja. Everything is forgotten.

It is all too easy to back the winning horse. But, it takes courage of a leader to back someone who is struggling to perform.

If Ishant can turn the leaf from here?? Only time will tell.
 
Man what lengths people goto just to justify non performers. Somebody's blaming the rules, someone's calling Faulkner as an all rounder who might turn out to be next Kallis, and what not.

Wudnt it be easier if we just admitted the simple truth that Indis has shaite in its bowling department that Dhobi loves to guard with his life ?
 
Faulkner is classified as an all-rounder. Plus he is new to the international cricket. Nobody knows how he will turn up. Also, Kumble, Waqar, Malinga are ATG whereas, Ishant is not. I just said that even ATG can have bad day. Not comparing but Ishant with any of them. I am simply giving him a benefit of doubt.

Faulkner isnt an allrounder,rather a bowler who can bat like Ashwin.allrounders dont bat at 8.

Ishant has had bad days before unlike the ATGs.benefit of doubt can only go on for so long.





30 is just a number. It doesn't matter whether you get hit for 24, 26 or 30 as all these numbers are more or less in the same vicinity. Kumble and Waqar got smacked when there was no T20 played. Now that run-scoring has become fast, pitches have become flat, cricket bats have become heavy.. phainty received by bowler is only going to be harder & harder.

fair enough but you also have to see whether its good batting or bad bowling.In Ishant's case it was clearly the latter.




We all love to kick the one who is down. Not too long ago, Ravindra Jadeja was a liability and we were all asking for his head. Ishant only costed us a match, Jadeja costed us the semi-final birth if 2009 T20 WC. It was the same Dhoni who persisted with Jadeja when entire nation was against him. Now that Jadeja is beginning to deliver, we are not getting tired of singing hosannas in praise of Sir Jadeja. Everything is forgotten.

It is all too easy to back the winning horse. But, it takes courage of a leader to back someone who is struggling to perform.

If Ishant can turn the leaf from here?? Only time will tell.

no,Jadeja was poor till Asia Cup ,then was dropped,had a great FC season with 2 fc triple tons and wickets and made a comeback.Since then hes been good

nobody's saying banish Ishant forever.hes too young and talented for that

but he needs to be dropped so that he can work on his problems.It'll actually be blessing in disguise for him imo
 
Faulkner isnt an allrounder,rather a bowler who can bat like Ashwin.allrounders dont bat at 8.

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Ishant has had bad days before unlike the ATGs.benefit of doubt can only go on for so long.

Malinga received a double phainty last year. One from Kohli & another from Samuels (This one was the WC T20 finals).

I can give you hundreds of Instances where ATGs have received a$$ whooping multiple times. What can be argued is that Malinga performs regularly where as Ishant is stuck in stasis.

fair enough but you also have to see whether its good batting or bad bowling.In Ishant's case it was clearly the latter.

A$$ whooping is just that.. a$$ whooping. Nobody will scientifically dissect how good or bad you bowled when you go for 26/30 runs an over. It is clearly given that it was a bad over. If a bowler bowls 6 perfect yorkers but somehow gets tanked for 25 runs, commentrators will accuse him of being monotonous & out of ideas. But if the bowler tries too much variations, he will be accused of trying too much. There is no good over when a bowler goes for 20+ runs in an over. When it is not your day.. It is not your day. Simple as that.

no,Jadeja was poor till Asia Cup ,then was dropped,had a great FC season with 2 fc triple tons and wickets and made a comeback.Since then hes been good

nobody's saying banish Ishant forever.hes too young and talented for that

but he needs to be dropped so that he can work on his problems.It'll actually be blessing in disguise for him imo

Ofcourse!!! By all means he should be dropped. He needs to go & work hard. He really needs a break right now to forget about that over.

All I am saying is this vilification should stop. Ishant hasn't performed for quite sometime & in the midst of it, he bowled a bad over which costed us the match. But, the way everybody is asking for his head as if he has committed some grave sin. I blame myself aswell for this. In the heat of the moment, I also wrote similar comment in this thread above. But now that the moment has passed, I realize that he is only guilty of bowling poorly. He hasn't fixed any match or cheated his countrymen. We as a nation are guilty of not backing our pacers. Maybe, this is why we do not have any quality fast bowlers. Manoj Prabhakar got tonked by Jayasuriya and that was the last we saw of him. But if a batsmen gets out for a duck, it will be forgotten the very next day. Rohit Sharma wasn't performing for quite a long time but, the team persisted with him. He is beginning to turn a new leaf. Why can't we do the same for Ishant once?

Today, Amul released their signature Ad with Ishant Sharma. This is what I feel is not fair to him.

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Man what lengths people goto just to justify non performers. Somebody's blaming the rules, someone's calling Faulkner as an all rounder who might turn out to be next Kallis, and what not.

Wudnt it be easier if we just admitted the simple truth that Indis has shaite in its bowling department that Dhobi loves to guard with his life ?
What about Batsmen like Rohit Sharma who was non-performing for a long period of time but was given an extended run purely because he is a batsman?The psychology of supporting batsmen over bowlers will never change in our country and will continue till we unearth another talent like Srinath
 
There should be a support rubel hossain. He is literally on the verge of breaking bradmans record.

This time I am serious
 
A truly pathetic bowler.

Boring, robotic, no IQ level,unimaginative, monotonous . . . . you can go on.

A true disgrace to international cricket.
 
Clicks in a few matches, but a general failure as a bowler. But he is a better bowler than his stats suggest....
 
He has bowled brilliantly today, his inswingers were a treat to watch, the way he got Amla out and later the delivery that hit Faf, boy Ishant was on fire today. He needs to bowl more occasionally like this on Away matches. The kid has a lot of years left in him but he has lost pace, he is slower than Phillander now.
 
Won us the CT final.

About to win us the test now.


He would have bullied that Faulkner dude on any decent pitch,
 
Ravi nailed it (surprising, yeah). Ishant was messed around with. He is an inswing bowler, he was asked to increase his pace, then asked to decrease his pace and concentrate on line+length, then asked to try out-swinger which led to him losing his seam position.

He was always a 136-142 pace bowler who could swing it in big time and some held their line. He should persist with this.
 
Ravi nailed it (surprising, yeah). Ishant was messed around with. He is an inswing bowler, he was asked to increase his pace, then asked to decrease his pace and concentrate on line+length, then asked to try out-swinger which led to him losing his seam position.

He was always a 136-142 pace bowler who could swing it in big time and some held their line. He should persist with this.

he shld know his strengths and shldnt follow all the advice he receives ..
i dont remember anyone asking him to decrease his pace :sami
 
sharma always bowl well in overseas india should play him in overseas tours he is not suited for flat tracks and subContinent pitches
 
Ishant Sharma support thread l #iBelieveInIshant

sharma always bowl well in overseas india should play him in overseas tours he is not suited for flat tracks and subContinent pitches


He averages 33 at home and 40 away he also Avgs 73 in Aus 58 in Eng and 54 in SA he has been even more pathetic overseas than home
 
All time great

Anyone comparing Ishant with lulloos like Anderson/Junaid/Boult should have their head checked. Only comparable to the legendary Steyn. PP needs an Ishant smiley, just like nehra has one.
 
Clearly India's best pacer right now out of more than a billion and that's saying a lot :))
 
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