Teenaged paceman Ishant Sharma would not fly to South Africa after all.
After a day of high drama when the Board of Control for Cricket in India first said the 18-year-old Delhi fast bowler would leave for South Africa on December 31, prompting a happy reaction from the paceman himself, came the final word from the chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar.
Vengsarkar, currently in South Africa, said it had been decided finally to allow Sharma to concentrate on domestic cricket. The Class XII student of Ganga International School in Delhi, on his part, said "I will give my all if I get a chance.”
India 103/3 at Durban South Africa fought back into the second cricket Test by sending back three Indian batsmen on the second day of the second cricket Test at Durban on Wednesday. At close of play, India were 103 for the loss of 3 wickets at Kingsmead.