Fast bowler Ishant Sharma received special mementos from India President Ram Nath Kovind and Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on the occasion of his 100th Test match in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Ishant Sharma has become the 10th player from India and only the second pacer after Kapil Dev to play a century of Test matches when he took the field against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera on Day 1.

The Indian team also gave Ishant a guard of honour just before play started in the Pink-ball Test against England.

President Kovind performed ‘bhumi pujan’ inaugurated the newly revamped Motera Stadium ahead of the start of the Day-Night Test between India and England.

Home Minister Amit Shah, BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present at the inauguration ceremony of the world’s largest cricket stadium.

The 32-year-old from Delhi is the most experienced current cricketer in the Indian Test squad and is looking forward to the landmark game in Motera on February 23.

"If your career is 14 years long and you are still playing, you cannot name just one highlight. It is difficult to pinpoint just one highlight, every sportsperson has the graph going up and down," Ishant told reporters.

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