Team India's towering pace sensation, Ishant Sharma, is all set to celebrate his 35th birthday on September 2nd. Born in 1988, this date marks the birth of a cricketing stalwart who has left an indelible mark on the sport. As the cricketing fraternity and fans worldwide come together to wish him, it's the perfect time to reflect on the journey of this remarkable athlete and his personal life, which has played a pivotal role in his success.
A Glimpse into Ishant Sharma's Cricketing Career
Ishant Sharma, often referred to as 'Lambu,' emerged as a force to be reckoned with during the 2007-08 tour of Australia. His fiery spells and ability to extract bounce from any pitch earned him recognition and respect from cricketing legends. Fast forward to his 35th birthday, and Ishant Sharma has cemented his place as one of the pillars of the Indian Test cricket team.
With a remarkable tally of 311 wickets in 105 Test matches, Ishant Sharma's journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. His ability to swing the ball both ways and deliver devastating yorkers has made him a crucial asset for India in the longest format of the game. His contributions have played a pivotal role in many memorable Indian victories on the international stage.
The Influence of Pratima Singh: A Love Story Beyond the Boundary
While Ishant Sharma's on-field performances have earned him accolades, his personal life has also been a source of inspiration. On December 10, 2016, Ishant Sharma tied the knot with Pratima Singh, a prominent figure in Indian women's basketball. Their love story transcends the boundaries of different sports and has been a testament to their unwavering support for each other.
Pratima Singh, born on February 6, 1990, in the holy city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, has her own remarkable sporting journey. Hailing from a family deeply rooted in sports, Pratima's sisters, Divya and Priyanka, have also represented the Indian National Women's Basketball Team. Her older sister, Prashanti Singh, has not only won the Arjuna Award but also the prestigious Padma Shri and currently serves as the captain of the team.
A graduate of Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi, Pratima Singh's basketball skills were evident even during her college days when she consistently won 'Best Player' titles at the university level. Her peers remember her for her style and charisma on and off the court. One of her notable achievements includes winning a gold medal for India in the first 3×3 FIBA Asia Championship, showcasing her prowess on the international stage.
The Power Couple: Ishant and Pratima
Ishant Sharma and Pratima Singh have become one of the most adored power couples in the world of Indian sports. Their love and mutual respect for each other shine through both professionally and personally. Fans and fellow teammates often shower them with love and admiration for their unwavering support and companionship.
As Ishant Sharma turns 35, the cricketing world celebrates not only his remarkable career but also the love story that has enriched his life. The partnership of Ishant and Pratima serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes and couples alike, demonstrating that love and support are essential ingredients for achieving greatness, both on and off the field.
So, on this special occasion, let's raise a toast to the towering pace bowler, Ishant Sharma, and his incredible journey in cricket, as well as to the love and partnership he shares with Pratima Singh. Happy 35th Birthday, Ishant Sharma! May your life continue to be as dynamic and awe-inspiring as your cricketing career.