Full name: Ishant Sharma
Date of Birth (Birthday): September 02, 1988
Place of Birth: Delhi, India (brought up in Delhi’s Patel Nagar)
Day of Birth: Friday Zodiac Sign: Virgo Nickname: Lambu (He has earned the nickname Lambu (meaning Tall Guy), Sonu (at home Ishant Sharma is simply known as Sonu) Height: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Family (Parents):Father's Name: Vijay Sharma
Mother's Name: Grisha Sharma
Sister's Name: Eva (Elder sister)
Uncle's Name: Sunil Sharma
Major teams: India, Deccan Chargers, Delhi, India Red, Kolkata Knight Riders, North Zone
Playing role: Bowler
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium
National side: India Test
debut: 25 May 2007 v Bangladesh
ODI debut:29 June 2007 v South Africa
ODI Shirt No (S/N): 29 Domestic
Zone: North IPL Team: Deccan Chargers
Ishant Sharma is an Indian cricketer. He is a right arm fast bowler at pace around 135 km/h (85 mph). He started playing serious cricket at the age of 16. No one in his family has ever played cricket. He come from a totally non-cricketing family in terms of playing. He always idolised Glenn McGrath. His coach in school is Shravan Kumar. Apart from cricket Ishant also loves playing volleyball and football and hanging out with friends.
He delivered the second fastest ball ever bowled by an Indian bowler when he clocked 152.6 km/h (94.8 mph) at Adelaide against Australia on 17 February 2008. The fastest one still belongs to Javagal Srinath who clocked 154.5 at the 1999 World Cup. He has also been compared to the Indian Fast bowler Javagal Srinath.
Education (Schooling): Ishant Sharma studied in Ganga International School, Delhi. He played cricket just for past time after he did his 10th Class. He never expected he would play like this and at this level. Why, he even thought that if he played, he would have to stop his studies and all.
At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006-07.
Ishant plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and has taken 21 wickets in four first class games, including a five wicket haul against Baroda on the opening day of a match Delhi drew after failing to bowl Baroda out on the fourth day.
He was called for the tour of England in July–August 2007.
On 10 February 2008, Sharma bagged four important wickets in the 4th ODI of CB Series against Australia. He ended up with the figures of 4/38 and claimed the man of the match award. He scalped two important wickets on 18 February 2008 versus Australia in the 7th ODI of CB series.
In the 2011 IPL Auction, Sharma was bought by the Deccan Chargers.