Ishant changes signature to 'Isshannt' on graphologist's suggestion

“I do not know how and why, but I’m more at peace now since the signature change,” Ishant Sharma said Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Melbourne: Dec 28, 2011

The lanky Indian paceman, Ishant Sharma, has reportedly changed his signature on the suggestion of a graphologist.

Ramesh Yadav, a Hyderabad-based graphologist, asked Ishant to change his signature to ‘Isshannt.

Ishant confirmed this changed before leaving for the tour of Australia to Hindustan Times, “Initially, I couldn’t believe how a signature change can bring success.”

“I wasn’t prepared to do what Mr Yadav was telling me to. Then, I thought I should give it a shot. And I must say it worked for me,” he was quoted.

The fast-bowler revealed that the transition wasn t easy and believes that it has helped calm him down.

He said, “Instinctively I still end up signing my old signature as it is hard to give up. But I’m working on it. I have so far exhausted about 20 notebooks practicing.

“I do not know how and why, but I’m more at peace now since the signature change,” he was quoted in the Hindustan Times.

However, he admitted that he hasn’t altered his signature in official documents. “I haven’t changed them in my bank account or official papers as that is a long drawn process,” he said.