Ishant Sharma who surprisingly went unsold in the IPL auction this year has been bought by Kings X1 Punjab right before the start of the IPL as a replacement for Star Indian Batsman Murali Vijay. Vijay,after a long home season has unfortunately aggravated his shoulder injury and also requires a surgery on his right wrist.
Despite being the spearhead of the Indian bowling lineup since a while now, to everyones surprise Sharma went unsold .Many people including KKR Captain Gautam Gambhir felt that the reason of Sharma not grabbing an IPL contract was primarily because he set his base price too high at 2 Crore INR.
Ishan even failed to impress the selectors during the recently concluded series against Australia and only managed to play second fiddle to Umesh Yadav during the first 3 Test Matches before being replaced by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the final test at the beautiful looking Dharamshala.
Cric Crak wishes Ishant Sharma all the luck for the upcoming IPL and also feels that he needs to come up with a few more variations and be less predictable if he does not want to land in this kind of situation again. We all know what he could do when he is on song though. Cric Crak can never forget that spell to Ricky Ponting. Having said that, that was Test Cricket and this is the IPL.
More Power To Ishant Sharma!