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India bowler Ishant Sharma (c) and team mates celebrate during Test match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 21, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. |Photo Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Larwood’s shame is Ishant Sharma’s fame

|By Sanjib Guha| Ishant Sharma’s 7-74 somehow reminds me of the English sensation of the 1930s – Harold Larwood. Being one of the finest fast bowlers of his time, Larwood’s career came to a premature end after inventing the style of bowling ‘bodyline’ against Bill Woodfull – Don Bradman’s Australia with resounding success more than 80 years ago. Larwood’s strategy ...

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