Ishant Sharma resembles a maniac bully when he lets his anger manifest itself against his rivals. With his long mane flying, face contorted and hands functioning more like a policeman giving traffic directions than a bowler celebrating a dismissal, Ishant makes an ugly sight for the viewers.
There was some more good news in the offing for India's Test captain Virat Kohli as he was declared the No. 1 ranked batsmen in T20 Internationals, according to ICC's latest rankings.
If one was left disbelieving, Virat Kohli himself was grinning ear to ear, perhaps wondering what the cricket board’s PR machinery was turning him into.
India ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that Sachin Tendulkar is his role model and revealed that he, along with a host of other sportsmen, is inspired by the iconic batsman's humility and passion for the game.
India pacer Ishant Sharma was handed a one-Test suspension on Tuesday for breaching ICC's code of conduct during the third Test against Sri Lanka in which he got into repeated altercations with opposition players.
India, pleased as they must be at the series win, should still feel a bit disappointed that the scoreline is 2-1 and not 3-0 in their favour. India lost the first Test after having dominated the match for the most part, but a stunning batting collapse saw them lose from a position of strength.
India captain Virat Kohli does not mind if anger or aggression is channelised in the right direction which is what happened with a fiery Ishant Sharma after his altercation with Dhammika Prasad.
India dismissed Sri Lanka for 268 on the fifth day of the third and final Test at Colombo's SSC ground on Tuesday to win just their second Test series in the island nation and the first there since 1993.
Registering a historic series win against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday, fifth-placed Indian cricket team gained crucial ranking points to inch closer to arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Test team ratings.
India pacer Ishant Sharma was handed a one-Test suspension on Tuesday for breaching ICC's Code of Conduct during the third Test against Sri Lanka in which he got into repeated altercations with opposition players.
India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the final test to win the three-match series 2-1 at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Tuesday.
The ICC has charged Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal and Dhammika Prasad for breaching its Code of Conduct with their behaviour during the fourth day’s play in the third Test.
If India go on to win the final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground on Tuesday, they will end a 22-year wait to achieve only their second series victory in Sri Lanka.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma struck valuable half-centuries to make amends for wobbly top-order batting and leave India pushing for a series-clinching victory over Sri Lanka in the final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo on Monday.
In a rare public appearance in the US, Indian ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni interacted with the diaspora here and called on them to keep supporting the cricket team, which he said is going through a lot of changes.