VVS Laxman © IANS
VVS Laxman © IANS

VVS Laxman congratulated Ishant Sharma for his match changing spell against Sri Lanka on Sunday in the third Test at SSC ground in Colombo. The hosts, replying to India’s first innings total of 312, were all out for 201 after tea on the third day of the decisive final Test. Debutant Kusal Perera top-scored with 55 and Rangana Herath made 49, with the last four wickets adding 154 runs after the hosts were reduced to 47-6. Ishant finished with 5 for 54 to help India take a lead of 111 runs. Earlier, Indian opener Cheteshwar Pujara carried his bat with an unbeaten 145 as the tourists added 20 to their overnight score of 292-8 before being dismissed 25 minutes after play began.

Laxman used the social media to congratulate Ishant. He Tweeted, “Congrats @ImIshant for ur 5 wkt haul.Good to see u being rewarded for ur commitment & hard work Keep it up nd good luck”.