'Actor' Ishant Sharma's on-field antics has Virat Kohli and Twitterati in splits

By  mid-day online correspondent | Posted  06-Mar-2017

Team India pacer Ishant Sharma mocking Australian skipper Steve Smith gives Virat Kohli and Twitterati some LOL moments during a tiring second day in the second Test

Ishant Sharma in his element on Sunday vs the Aussies at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy stadium.
Ishant Sharma in his element on Sunday vs the Aussies at Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy stadium.

William Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage". Well, India pacer Ishant Sharma certainly agrees since he made Bangalore's M Chinnaswamy his platform to act out.

The Day 2's proceedings in the 2nd Test of the India vs Australia series was all about Team India trying hard to make amends for their batting debacle in the first innings. They came hard at the Aussies. And that included some sledging.

Ishant who bowled a fiery spell was all charged up, but his frustration seemd to be growing due to the lack of wickets. With lunch fast approaching and India having claimed only one wicket, Ishant bowled one that kept low and almost took Aussie skipper Steve Smith's wicket. But it wasn't be be. And Ishant let go by mocking Smith.

The incident and the Delhi bowler's expressions were so epic that even a normally stoic Virat Kohli couldn't help but laugh.

SERIES OF PHOTOS SHOWING ISHANT SHARMA MOCKING STEVE SMITH:

Ishant mocking Steve Smith

Ishant mocking Steve Smith

Ishant mocking Steve Smith

Ishant mimicked Smith in his follow through and got 'standing' ovation from his teammates. However, Smith wasn't going to take this lying down and responded the very next ball. Of course, the Indian captain was enjoying all this from the side.

Earlier in the day, Ishant had produced another hilarious moment when he had fallen during his follow-through while bowling to opener Matt Renshaw. Renshaw and the Indian team were shocked to see that lanky bowler rolling on the pitch.

Soon, Ishant's on-field theatrics had Twitterati ROFL too:

Bishan Singh Bedi doesn't approve of Ishant's antics