Team India’s fast bowler Ishant Sharma is well-known for his fiery pace and aggressive on-field behaviour which sets him apart from his other contemporaries. The Delhi-born cricketer takes his game seriously and believes in giving his all on the field irrespective of the opposition he is playing against.
The second Test at Bengaluru between India and Australia was a closely contested affair which Team India eventually won in the end by 75 runs. Both the teams fought neck and neck and played high-quality cricket to provide some enthralling action to their fans and supporters. In a quest to that, players from both the teams did exchange some verbal volleys and get involved in some on-field banter to up the ante of the match.
On Day 2 of Bengaluru Test, Team India were desperately looking for wickets to restrict the Australians to a reasonable score and deny them a huge lead. Ishant got into the thick of things and tried to engage in some on-field antics with Australian captain Steve Smith and opener Matt Renshaw. In an attempt to do that, the lanky pacer tried to mimic Smith and made a bizarre gesture (a funny face) after beating the batsman. Just after this incident, the 28-year old went viral all over the internet for attempting one of the funniest acts on the cricket field.
After the match, many cricket commentators, who are covering the iconic Border-Gavaskar series, came up with their versions of Ishant’s on-field mimic. From former Australian captain Micheal Clarke to Matthew Hayden, Sanjay Manjrekar to Ravi Shastri, everyone came together to recreate the famous moment and sportingly took up the ‘Ishant game face’ challenge.
WATCH their hilarious impersonations here:-
— Aditya Chauhan (@aditya_chauhan5) March 9, 2017