Not Interested in Playing County Cricket: Ishant Sharma

Updated: 31 August 2014 20:15 IST

Unlike some of his other teammates, India pacer Ishant Sharma is not keen on plying his trade in England's county circuit.

Not Interested in Playing County Cricket: Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma was India's hero at Lord's. © AFP

New Delhi:

Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the most senior bowler of the Indian Test team is not eager to play in England.

Would he be interested in playing in county cricket? "No, I am not interested," was a curt reply from the lanky pacer, who was not allowed to give an elaborate answer by the organisers of the event, at a promotional function relating to bikes, here.

One of the heroes of India's Lord's Test win, Ishant was asked which among Lord's (2014) and Perth (2008) was a more satisfying effort according to him, there was another terse reply without any elaboration.

"There can't be any comparisons between the two performances."

While the 25-year-old, who has 178 wickets from 58 Test matches was keen on answering a few questions, a member of the organising team was constantly stopping him from answering cricket-related queries.

How disappointed was he after being thrashed by England in the Test series, the seamer replied, "No team wants to lose a contest. We played hard enough but they played better cricket than us."

When someone sneaked in a question about how "cool" Dhoni is on the field, Ishant said, "You guys have seen him (Dhoni). He remains pretty relaxed."



Topics : India Ishant Sharma England India in England, 2014 Cricket
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