Host India upset the Aussies, pulling off a 75-run spectacular victory over the visiting side in the second test match played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, and leveling the series 1-1 with two more test matches to go.
After a match-winning stand of 118 runs between Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin put the nail in the coffin by picking up 6 wickets in Australia's second innings.
All of which paled before Ishant Sharma's on-pitch antics.
A charged up Sharma bowled a fiery spell and tried to unsettle skipper Steve Smith by beating his bat on several occasions. The pacer has had a bit of a dry spell with wickets and appeared to make that up by making animated faces and mocking the Aussie skipper. Virat Kohli looked on, seemingly amused.
Little wonder that Sharma soon became a meme.
A number of Australian and Indian cricketers took up the Ishant Sharma Game Face challenge by mimicking the pacer's face. The results are, well... see for yourself.
Matthew Hayden, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Michael Clarke, Sanjay Manjrekar, Brett Lee, Akash Chopra and Ravi Shashtri — looks like all were Sharma-struck for a moment there at least.
You can watch the challenge here, uploaded by BCCI: Video
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