Ishant Sharma recalls a moment in the 2013 ODI match: Which was a nightmare for him!
What is it all about!
Ishant gives his claim that he performed in trounce in the 2013 ODI, which happened between India and Australia.
His poor performance was a point of concern for him back then. Ishant also quoted saying ““The turning point of my life came in 2013. Faulkner hit me for 30 runs in one over in an ODI in Mohali that Australia went on to win,”
He added ““At that time I felt I had betrayed myself and my country,” and “For two-three weeks, I didn’t speak to anyone. I cried a lot. I am a very tough guy. My mother says she hasn’t seen a tougher person than me. [But] I called my girlfriend and cried on the phone like a child. Those three weeks were like a nightmare. I stopped eating. I couldn’t sleep or do anything else. You switch on the television and people are criticising you, which messes you up even more,”
“I laugh about it now and I consider it a blessing in disguise. Sometimes you need a jolt to understand your passion. After the Faulkner incident, I went through major changes in my life. After 2013, I started taking things seriously. Before that, if I had a bad performance, people would come and tell me ‘It’s okay, it happens.’ But after 2013, if someone came to me and said that, I wouldn’t listen. If I have made a mistake, I have made a mistake. I started taking responsibility for my actions. When you do that, you play every match to win it for the team,”
We clearly understand why life has so much of ups and downs but still you have to bounce back, isn’t it!