On his 29th birthday, wishes poured in for Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma on social media from his seniors and fellow cricketers. But the most unique and hilarious wish was that of Virender Sehwag on Twitter. He compared Ishant Sharma to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world). Sehwag also shared an image that resembles Ishant’s picture, which was taken when the fast bowler mocked Australia skipper Steven Smith, during a Test series earlier this year. Sehwag wrote: “Happy Birthday @ImIshant. Burj Khalifa ji , found out your trainer. Keep entertaining and stay blessed.” Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter and posted, “Many many happy returns of the day, @ImIshant! Stay blessed!” Harbhajan Singh also didn’t miss the chance to troll Ishant, he wrote: “Happy birthday lambu @ImIshant! Height se bhi zyada khushiya hamesha bani rahe????Enjoy brother! God bless” Hardik Pandya tweeted: “Many happy returns of the day to the ‘towering’ presence of Indian cricket, @ImIshant. A great player on the field, a lot of fun off it.”
Yesterday Indian coach Ravi Shastri shared a good news about the pacer. Shastri confirmed that Ishant Sharma will be joining the Indian team soon, and added that he would like to see more fast bowlers, as well as top-order batsmen, make their way to the County circuit, especially before the Test series in England next summer.
Here are some wishes for the tall fast bowler:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 2, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 2, 2017
Happy birthday lambu @ImIshant! Height se bhi zyada khushiya hamesha bani rahe????Enjoy brother! God bless
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 2, 2017
Wish you a very happy birthday @ImIshant have a great one buddy.
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) September 2, 2017
Many many happy returns of the day ishant ???????? @ImIshant
— Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) September 2, 2017
Many happy returns bro may the wicket list continue to grow just like your hair ???? Have a great day @ImIshant
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) September 2, 2017
Many happy returns of the day to the ‘towering’ presence of Indian cricket, @ImIshant. A great player on the field, a lot of fun off it.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 2, 2017
Here is how other people wished him
Happy birthday ????
— Subhashree (@iamsubhashree_) September 2, 2017
Happy birthday Ishant????????
— ʀᴀᴛɴɪsH (@LoyalSachinFan) September 2, 2017
Expression of the Year !! Happy Brithday Champ
that classic Spell Vs Ponting Still so fresh !!???????????????? pic.twitter.com/vdmEVc4DGx
— CrickeTendulkar ???????? (@CrickeTendulkar) September 2, 2017
— ANJANI TIWARI (@AnjaniKtiwari) September 2, 2017
U r an innovative entertainer. Taking care of us with ur entertainment. ????????. Happy Birthday @ImIshant
— Sushil Arya (@aryasushil) September 2, 2017
Haha paji u nailed it!! Happy birthday ishant ????
— mendadkar lalit (@imlalit18) September 2, 2017
Haha amazing wishes by viru paji. Kahan doond li ye pic ye to bilkul ishant sharma ki copy kar rha hai. Maza aa gya ???? happy birthday ishant
— Anurag (@anuragchturvedi) September 2, 2017
Happy b’day legend???????? pic.twitter.com/4aDy9wLln7
— khanak08???????? (@imkhanak08) September 2, 2017
Happy birthday Lambu ji ????❤️
— Astha (@ImApS45) September 2, 2017
Ishant has a good career graph with over 300 international wickets in 171 matches, so far. One of the most brilliant bowling performances from the pacer came at Lord’s in 2014 when he bagged career best figures of 7/74 against England in second innings. Ishant played his first test match against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium on May 25, 2007. In the ODI format, the fast bowler debuted against South Africa at Civil Service Cricket Club on Jun 29, 2007.