In January 2008, a precociously-talented fast bowler mesmerised the world with the spell that stunned one of the legends in the game, who was made to sweat for every run as he fought to anchor a fourth innings run-chase. The ball raced off the pitch at good pace, and the subtle movements off the seam had him in all sorts of trouble. He was hit — battered and bruised — playing and missing time and again until an edge to first-slip put an end to his agony. The young and unknown Ishant Sharma announced his arrival on the world stage with that remarkable spell to the great Ricky Ponting as India believed they had found their pace sensation.
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