Ishant Sharma is bowled over by his basketball-playing wife Pratima

Updated: 02 September, 2020 14:51 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma is an Indian cricketer who is a regular member of the Indian Test team.

    In pic: Ishant Sharma with his fellow cricketers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra and his wife Pratima Singh

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for extracting bounce from the pitch because of his 6'4 height. 

    In pic: Ishant Sharma and wife  Pratima enjoying some break time away from the basketball court and cricket field. The couple take a selfie with their friends

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  • Ishant Sharma

    In the IPL, Ishant Sharma has featured in the league right from the first season in 2008.

    In pic: Ishant Sharma and wife Pratima Singh often have dinner outings with their friends. Who would have ever seen this side of the Indian pacer, right?

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma has represented some of the most prominent teams in IPL, including Sunrisers Hyderabad.

    In pic: Ishant Sharma and wife Pratima relaxing away during one of their many night outs

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma has also featured in the Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab.

    In pic: Ishant Sharma has upped his style quotient. Is his wife Pratima the reason behind it?

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    In the 2019 IPL auctions, Ishant Sharma was bagged by Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals.

    In pic: Ishant Sharma and his wife Pratima  show off a cool pose here

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  • Ishant Sharma

    In the IPL, Ishant Sharma has played a total of 89 matches, taking 72 wickets at an average of 35.83 and an economy rate of 8.09.

    In pic: Ishant Sharma and Pratima Singh posing away at Jawaharlal Nehru University

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  • Ishant Sharma

    In the IPL 2019, Ishant Sharma played 13 matches for Delhi Capitals, taking 13 wickets with a good economy rate of 7.58. His best figures were 3/38. Ishant's best bowling figures in IPL are 5/12.

    In pic: Ishant Sharma and Pratima at the Dashashwamedh ghat Tuesday attending the Ganga Aarti event. This was when they were engaged

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma will be looking to spearhead the pace attack for Delhi Capitals and is all geared up to take on the competition at the IPL 2020 edition.

    In pic: Pratima Singh brings in Ishant Sharma's birthday with a huge bash along with friends

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma and wife Pratima Singh met for the first time when the India pacer was invited as chief guest for Delhi's IGMA Basketball Association (RIBA) League in 2011.

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    Ishant Sharma and Pratima were earlier engaged in June 2016 in a private ceremony.

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    On the personal front, Ishant Sharma is married to basketball player Pratima Singh. The couple tied the knot on 9 December 2016.

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    Rohit Sharma had congratulated Ishant Sharma on his engagement to Pratima with a cheeky remark. He had posted, "Welcome to the club @ImIshant congratulations you two. Lekin aaj ke din toh baal katva leta bhai ??"

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Pratima Singh has four sisters - Priyanka, Divya, Prashanti and Akanksha. They are basketball players/ coaches.

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Pratima Singh is a cager hailing from Varanasi and has represented the Indian Basketball team at various International events including Asian Games and is also the former captain of the Indian women's basketball team.

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  • Ishant Sharma

    In picture: Ishant Sharma and Pratima at the Dashashwamedh ghat, attending the Ganga Aarti event. This was when they were engaged.

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    In picture: Ishant Sharma and wife Pratima at Dashashwamedh ghat before they were married.

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    During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ishant Sharma shared this photo from his Varanasi diaries along with wife Pratima and wrote, "Guess me and @pratima0808 were time travellers as we practiced #SocialDistancing way before the #Covid19 pandemic!"

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    In picture: Ishant Sharma and wife Pratima with their pet Shih Tzu dogs Toy, Coco and Joy.

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About The Gallery

Delhi Capitals pacer Ishant Sharma turns a year older (32) today. As he also gears up for the upcoming IPL 2020, we take a look at key moments in his personal and professional life so far. (All pictures courtesy/ Ishant Sharma Instagram)

First Published: 02 September, 2019 13:10 IST