Ishant Sharma was barely 18 when he was called to join the Indian cricket team for the tour of South Africa in 2006–07. Since then he has represented the country in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Sharma is considered as one of the fastest Indian bowlers. In 2011, he became the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets. Against South Africa in 2013, he became the fifth quickest Indian to grab 100 ODI wickets.