Ishant Sharma and his wife Pratima Singh have come forward for a noble cause as India and the rest of the world continue to battle against Coronavirus pandemic. While Ishant’s Indian team-mates, as well as seniors like Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, have made significant contributions to the relief funs. Even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also donated a sum of Rs 21 crores.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, the veteran pacer wrote: “In the light of the current #COVID-19 Crisis,
@PratimaSinghBB and I are humbled to contribute to the #PMCARES fund! All of us stand together in battling the global pandemic! We did our part and request you to do the same. Small donations make a big difference! #IndiaFightsCorona.”
In the light of the current #COVID-19 Crisis, @PratimaSinghBB and I are humbled to contribute to the #PMCARES fund! All of us stand together in battling the global pandemic! We did our part and request you to do the same. Small donations make a big difference! #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/7BZigSNWa5
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) April 2, 2020
Ishant’s wife Pratima is a member of the Indian Women’s basketball team. She belongs to a family which has produced five basketball players who went on to represent their country.
Meanwhile, Ishant was contracted to play for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020. With no clarity on when the tournament would start, the lanky pacer is spending time at home with his family.
Having picked up 297 wickets in 97 Tests, Ishant is nearing a career milestone. If and when he completes 300 wickets, he will become only the third Indian fast bowler to achieve the landmark after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan. He would also become the second fast-bowler after Kapil to play more than 100 Tests. But, to accomplish this feat, Ishant may have to wait a bit as India’s next assignment is quite far. And considering the global pandemic, it seems unlikely that the speedster will be playing anytime soon.