Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments confirmed that Ishant has passed the test. “Yes, he has passed the fitness test and will join the Indian team for the Test series in New Zealand,” sources said.
The pacer had endured a Grade 3 tear on his correct lower leg while playing for Delhi in their Ranji Trophy experience against Vidarbha at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here. Ishant said thanks to National Cricket Academy mentor Ashish Kaushik for helping him through a “thrill ride” ride following affirmation that he will join the Indian group in New Zealand in time for their two-coordinate Test arrangement. “It was a thrill ride for me after the damage on my lower leg on twentieth January yet with the assistance of Ashish Kaushik I figured out how to pull it off! Outputs were somewhat unnerving, yet today I am cheerful that I am fit ! Much obliged Ashish Kaushik!” Ishant tweeted on Saturday.