Ishant Sharma's figures read 5 for 4 at one stage of the innings © Getty Images (File Photo)
Ishant Sharma’s figures read 5 for 4 at one stage of the innings © Getty Images (File Photo)

Ishant Sharma took five wickets for a mere 23 runs during the second day of the ongoing game between Indians and Sri Lanka Board President XI (SLBP XI) at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday. The rampage by the lanky pacer helped dismiss the hosts for a paltry total of 121, with Niroshan Dickwella top-scoring for them with a score of 41. Ishant, who had missed out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 due to fitness issues, ran through the top-0rder to reduce them to a score of 10 for five at one stage, before Varun Aaron joined the carnage. The Indians gained a lead of 230 after having posted a total of 351 earlier in the match. READ: Ishant Sharma takes five wickets; India lead by 230 runs

The spell set the social media abuzz with a wide variety of discussions, especially on microblogging website Twitter. From cricket experts such as Harsha Bhogle and Aakash Chopra to the fans, everyone had some comment or the other to make on the performance. LIVE UPDATES: Sri Lanka Board President XI vs Indians, Day 2

Following are some of the most popular tweets posted on the site following the event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli went on to open the Indian innings following SLBP XI’s sub-par batting performance. The visitors were off to a shoddy start, losing their first three wickets with just 28 runs on board in just the first 10 overs. India face Sri Lanka in the first Test on August 12 at Galle. The Test will be Kohli’s first against Sri Lanka. READ: Kohli to make debut against Sri Lanka in Tests