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'I want a great butt'

Bowler Ishant Sharma wants a great body and he is ready to work for it.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 26, 2010 00:55 IST
Debjeet Kundu
Debjeet Kundu
Hindustan Times
Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma is good at doling out bouncers to batsmen. And he’s equally sure about what he wants where fitness is concerned.

“Everyone loves a great body, and so do I. And if a shoe can help me tone up my butt, why shy away,” says the fast bowler, talking about Reebok’s new range of Easy-tone shoes.

But a great body for him doesn’t mean being muscular. “I like an athletic built — fit and flexible,” says the 6-feet 5-inch cricketer. Ask him whose body — or butt — he feels is the best and he says, “Bipasha Basu, undoutedbly.”

Apart from working out, Ishant spends a lot of time on Twitter. “Sometimes people leave comments like ‘Workout kyun karte ho, sixer toh waise bhi padne wali hai’. I don’t know what to say then,” he says.

Presently out of the team, Ishant is “working extra time” to get his rhythm back. But that doesn’t stop him from eating chhole-bhature and rajma chawal at midnight at Shivaji Stadium. “I love that,” says the Patel Nagar boy.