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Ishant Sharma is too erratic, says Raju Kulkarni

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Experienced seamer is too erratic and has failed to lead the country's pace attack, feels former Raju "He (Ishant Sharma) has played 78 (79) Test matches, to play 78 (79) Test matches for is amazing. But I don't think he has ever led from the front and that has been a problem with him," told reporters here last night. "He is too erratic, every-time he comes with new techniques, strategies, and that itself is very confusing for him," added the 55-year-old, who has played three Tests and 10 ODIs for spoke on the sidelines of a function organised by at the Club of here. Sharma, who made his Test debut against in 2007, has grabbed 226 wickets in 79 Test matches. The has also picked up 115 wickets in 80 ODIs. "In the last two series, he (Sharma) was acting very stupidly, reacting to the situations badly, and I think every time he comes out with something different and that is not making him very consistent," the 55-year-old former right handed bowler said. praised the present Indian attack but said fitness could be a matter of concern. "The current scenario is very good as far as pace is concerned.

We have enough resources, enough good bowlers and they are very talented. The only problem for me is the fitness of the players, there is no continuity. "You will always find three bowlers playing one Test match, may be three-four Test matches, and then there will be a breakdown and that is an issue to be concerned about," he added. Bowlers had put on a cusp of a famous win in the Test but the batsmen faltered as the visitors slumped to a 72-run defeat giving a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. "Apart from that, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and all (others) are very talented and they have proved in the last Test match (against South Africa), given a wicket like that they can rip apart any team. The second innings was exceptionally well," signed off.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 15:00 IST
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