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For Ishant Sharma, this forced break couldn’t have come at a better time. It meant that he’d be watching his franchise play the IPL from either the National Cricket Academy or his home, located in the little vicinage of South Patel Nagar in the heart of West Delhi. He doesn’t regret it though, as the time-off from the rigours of bowling has given way to an ardent stint in introspection and study about his recent performances with the national team. The good news, however, is that Ishant, midway through his post-surgery rehabilitation has started bowling, albeit off six steps and if all goes well, is scheduled to put himself up for contention when England turn visitors this winter.
“I am not quite missing the IPL, because for me playing for the country comes first. If this injury break can help me come back better for India, I think it is worth it,” Ishant says rather assuredly when asked about this break. He adds, “I’ll take my time and ease myself into cricket. Last time, I didn’t rush
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