Ishant Sharma mocks Australian media about the no-balls incident

Ishant said that humans are bound to make mistakes.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma. (Photo by Paul Kane – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
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India’s bowling spearhead Ishant Sharma has had a good start to the Australian tour. The pacer after bagging important scalps in the first Test followed up with good performance in the second game as well. In the first innings, with the figures of 4/41, he registered his best bowling numbers down under. His spell helped the Indian team to wrap the Aussie tail quickly without much of a damage towards the end.

However, despite the good performance, the Australian media has been after him. Apparently, as per Fox Cricket, Ishant bowled six consecutive no-balls in an over. But, all of these went unnoticed by the on-field umpire. Both him as well as the umpire have been severely criticised ever since in the Australian media. This poor policing of where his front-foot lands attracted the ire of the host nation.

Ask the Australian media to answer the question

Following the second day’s play, Ishant was the man who turned up to attend the press conference from the Indian camp. The 30-year-old lashed out at the Australian media when the discussion shifted to him constantly pushing past the line. Earlier, he was denied a wicket in the first Test due to over-stepping.

“Maybe Australian media should answer the question. Not me. I have been playing cricket for so long. And these things happen. Because you are a human, you are bound to make a mistake. I was not worried about it at all,” the lanky fast bowler said during the press conference.

He also noted that India finished the day in a stronger position at the close of play on Day 2. He said that the side feels confident when Virat Kohli is batting out there in the middle and hoped that Kohli-Rahane pair carries on with their good work.

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