Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma got a breakthrough against New Zealand in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. With this, he has completed a special double century and he has joined a special club, which includes only three legendary Indian players before him. Ishant has become the fourth Indian bowler to take 200 or more wickets on foreign soil.
Right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma took the 304th wicket of his Test career when he got the dangerous-looking Devon Conway caught by Mohammed Shami to help India return to the match. This wicket was the 200th wicket of Ishant Sharma's Test career on foreign soil. Before him, only three players from India have done the feat of taking 200 or more wickets. In this way, he is the fourth player.
Before Ishant Sharma, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, and Zaheer Khan have taken 200 or more wickets on foreign soil in Test cricket. Anil Kumble has taken the most wickets for India on foreign soil. He has made 269 batsmen his prey, while Kapil Dev has trapped 215 players in his net on foreign soil. At the same time, 207 players were sent to the pavilion by Zaheer Khan.
Most Test wickets from India on foreign soil
269 Wickets - Anil Kumble
215 Wickets - Kapil Dev
207 wickets - Zaheer Khan
200 wickets - Ishant Sharma
Let us tell you, Ishant Sharma is one of the most successful fast bowlers of India. He has taken more than 300 wickets in 102 Test matches so far. He has taken more wickets on foreign soil than in India. There are very few players in the world who have achieved more success on foreign soil than on their own. One of them is Ishant Sharma, who has completed a double century of wickets.