Twitter fans laud Ishant's 5-wicket haul with pink ball

New Delhi, Nov 22

Twitter users hailed Indian pacer Ishant Sharma on Friday after he earned the distinction of becoming the first Indian bowler to bowl with a pink ball, first to get a maiden over, first wicket, and first to bag five wickets in an inning in the new format of Test cricket.

His latest five-wicket haul at home came after a gap of 12 years. In 2007, he returned figures of 5/118 against Pakistan in Bengaluru.

His fans were all praise for him as they posted statistics to showcase his achivements after his comeback to international cricket.

One fan gushed: "Clean bowled!! Outstanding bowling by Ishant Sharma. He is an outstanding bowler and one of the greatest fast bowlers."

One user posted Ishant's picture and commented: "Ishant Sharma is enjoying playing with the pink ball."

Another had an interesting cricket statistics to share: "First Indian to take a wicket with -- Red Ball: Mohammad Nissar. White Ball: Eknath Solkar. Pink Ball: Ishant Sharma."

One fan retweeted a BCCI tweet which read: "A pumped up @ImIshant after he picks up his 5-wkt haul in the #PinkBallTest. #TeamIndia pacers have bowled out Bangladesh for 106 runs in the first innings."

A cricket follower remarked: "He is not only height but also taking #TeamIndia new heights".