Colombo: India's medium pacer Ishant Sharma has fired off a shot in the direction of Kumar Sangakkara ahead of the three-Test series starting in Galle on August 12, saying he "will go hard" at the retiring Sri Lankan batsman.
"He is playing for his country and I am playing for my country. We played together only in the IPL and this is an international match. So I will not think that he is playing his last game, I will go hard at him," said Ishant yesterday.
Talking about his wicket-burst, the bowler added, "It was a pretty good spell. But more than wickets, if you get overs in your bag, that's more important in the practice game. That gives you confidence."