India spinner and Delhi Capitals Amit Mishra lauded his teammate, fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who recently completed 100 Test matches and 300 wickets in the format against England at home. Mishra mentioned that Ishant should be able to play longer given he has age on his side.
Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma will be seen playing for the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming IPL 2021 edition which will be played across six cities in India- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Ahmedabad. The Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad will also host the playoffs and the final of the tournament, to be played on May 30.
I Want Ishant Sharma To Play 25-30 Matches More And Get To 150: Amit Mishra
Both the players are gearing up for the upcoming IPL 2021 edition and have been practicing in the DC camp. The 32-year-old, Ishant Sharma has played 101 Tests and scalped 303 wickets with one 10-wicket haul and 11 five-wicket hauls.
“Ishant Sharma and I have partnered up many times for the Indian team. He has played 100 Test matches and I would like to congratulate him on this achievement and I want him to play 25-30 matches more and get to 150. He should play at least 150 Test matches. Whenever required, we tried to contribute to the side with batting as well,” Mishra said in a video posted by the franchise on Twitter.
Delhi Capitals had suffered a huge blow when their captain Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the IPL 2021 edition due to an injury. Iyer suffered a dislocated shoulder during the first ODI between India and England and later scans revealed more damage. He will be undergoing surgery to repair the injury and will be out for 3-4 months.
As his replacement, the Delhi Capitals named young Rishabh Pant as the captain of the team for the IPL 2021 season. This was a huge announcement, given that DC had the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, and Steve Smith in their capacity, who have all captained teams in the Indian Premier League in the past as well.
Delhi Capitals will begin their IPL 2021 campaign against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10.
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