Indian speedster Ishant Sharma recently confessed that his school vice principal had punished him for having long hair. Ishant Sharma, who made his One Day International debut on 29th June 2007 against South Africa, said that he was fond of having long hair quite from the beginning. Ishant made this confessions in the recent episode of What the Duck, hosted by Vikram Sathaye. During the chit-chat with the show host, Ishant recalled some of his childhood memories where he faced some problems for sporting long hair.

.”..Quite from the beginning, I was fond of having long hair. There have been many incidents with this hairstyle. Once when I was in school. I had already played Under-19 by then and my vice-principal asked the students with long hair to step forward but I was quietly standing behind. Even then I used to be the tallest of all,” Ishant Sharma shared his memory on the show.

“So he gripped my hair and dragged me to the assembly. Obviously, it’s embarrassing that you’re playing for India Under-19 and still, vice-principal drags you. Throwing you out! That too in the assembly. But even after so much of all this. I didn’t cut my hair,” Ishant added.

Meanwhile, Ishant will be touring Sri Lanka with the Indian squad. Virat Kohli-led side will play 3 Test matches, 5 One Day Internationals and a T20 International match during their visit to the Island nation.

The first Test match between India and Sri Lanka is all set to start on July 26 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Balagolla.

For the upcoming tour, the Sri Lankan cricket board announced their Test Squad on July 23. Dinesh Chandimal, who captained the Lankan side in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe, has been dropped due to injury and spinner Rangana Herath replaced him as the stand-in skipper. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan is back in the Test squad after 9 months as he replaced Murali Vijay who got injured days after the squad was initially announced.

TEAMS

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Rangana Herath(c), Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara