Ishant Sharma will lead India’s fast bowling unit in the upcoming Test series against West Indies. Ishant has been a part of Indian team for a very long time now but he hasn’t been able to achieve what many thought he would when he first started. Ishant’s biggest problem has been inconsistency while bowling. This is the major reason why Ishant has been a big disappointment in limited-overs cricket. In an interview to bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma confessed that he didn’t do well in shorter formats and his strength lies in Test cricket.
“You have to be honest to yourself and that makes it easier for you to accept things. I have to accept that I didn’t do well in shorter formats. But I am doing well in Tests and so I know what my strengths are. It’s important to know what your strengths are,” Ishant told bcci.tv a day after the two-day practice game.
The upcoming series against West Indies holds a lot of importance for Ishant Sharma, as this is a chance for him to establish himself as the leader of India’s fast bowling unit in Test cricket. Talking about his preparations for the series, Ishant said:
“You have to have enough overs under your belt. You have to work hard enough even if conditions are not favourable. It is easy to give up and say there’s nothing in the wicket so spinners will do the job and we will only try to hit the areas. It doesn’t work like that. Specially for me, as I like to go flat out whether it is my second or third spell.”