Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma feels that it will not be easy for the fast bowlers in Bangladesh.Reuters

Ishant Sharma, who is all set to lead the Indian pace attack in the upcoming one-off Test match against Bangladesh, feels bowlers should concentrate on bowling in the right areas, instead of worrying about the pitch.  

"I don't really look at the wicket to see if there is grass or it is a flat track. When you have a ball in hand it does not matter whether you bowl in turf or marble. You need to hit the right areas.

"We have certain plans according to the batsmen. We have to stick to it, set the fielding accordingly, keep doing your process and results will come," Sharma said, before setting off for the Bangladesh tour on Sunday. 

Sharma was ruled out of the Sydney Test match against Australia and ICC World Cup 2015 earlier this year because of an injury. Sharma has now been declared fit for the Bangladesh tour and looking forward to prove his worth in the solitary Test match.

"It was disappointing to miss the World Cup, but it is important to move on in life and think about what is next and hope I can now do well again for my country," Sharma said.

Ishant Sharma made his debut against Bangladesh in 2007 and has managed to bag 187 wickets in 61 matches he has played so far. Sharma also has 106 wickets to his name in 76 ODIs. Injuries have kept this lanky pacer out of the game for sometime but he has managed to make a comeback. 

"It shows how tough I am. I have been through such a phase like I have been injured and dropped from the side made it till the World Cup and then got injured again. It all depends on how mentally tough I am and what do I want to do in life. It is important you set up a goal believe in yourself and do well for the country," Ishant added. 

Ishant has been sharing his past experiences and helping fellow fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron, just like Zaheer Khan gave his inputs to Sharma.

"When I was playing with Zaheer, he was telling me what to do and that is exactly what I do now with Varun and Umesh. I tell them when the ball is reversing and what field to set.

"But apart from my experience there is no difference, they are almost the same age as I am so everyone needs to step up and deliver the goods. Learning by themselves would also help them in the long run instead of me going to them and saying what not to do," Ishant said. 

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