The young Indian cricketer Shardul Thakur is making headlines for all the right reasons as he along with Washington Sundar destroyed plans of the Aussie bowlers of reducing the Indian team for a meager total and taking a big lead. Earlier, Shardul Thakur took 3 wickets in the first innings of Australia and then in the first innings of the Indian team, he along with Sundar made the record partnership of 123 runs for the seventh wicket. While Washington Sundar scored 62 run, Shardul Thakur was the top scorer for team India with 67 runs and they both helped the squad to put up a decent total of 336 runs on the board.
While talking in a press conference, Shardul Thakur says that he practices batting in the nets and it was an opportunity for him to score runs and help the team with the bat as well. He adds that these are the moments or situations for which they practice during the net sessions and he was sure that the team would get benefitted if he stayed on the crease for some time.
Shardul Thakur also said that he got a lot of help from the India A tours to Australia. He stated that he came to Australia in 2016 and played four days matches at the Allan Border field. He further said that though the pitch of that ground was quite different from that of Brisbane, he at least got accustomed to the Australian conditions because of which his transition to senior team was not much difficult.
Shardul also reveals that he hasn’t batted much with Washington Sundar and only a couple of times they have played together as once they batted together in a T20 match while the second time was in a practice match.
While concluding, Shardul told that the Australian cricketers were trying to talk to him but he replied only a couple of times. He added that the Aussies were talking about normal things only and even if they sledged him, he didn’t hear it and focused on his batting.
Shardul Thakur bowled beautifully in the second innings of Australia as well and took 4 wickets. Apart from him, Mohammed Siraj took 5 wickets and the Australian side which was looking to score big was not even able to touch the 300-mark.
India has been given a target of 328 runs to win the match and the team which will win this match will also win the series.
Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for India’s victory!