New Delhi. Team India may have missed out on winning the World Test Championship title this year. But he played a great game. The year started by defeating Australia in his own home and then in August-September by giving water to England on the same land. In both these series, a player shone with both the ball and the bat. The name of this player was Shardul Thakur. Shardul showed his power from Brisbane to Oval. The echo of his bat was heard all over the world and on behalf of the fans, he wrote the name ‘Lord Shardul’. Now his eyes are on repeating the same performance in South Africa tour as well.
Shardul Thakur He has also expressed his intentions in an interview given to BCCI TV. he off spinner R Ashwin Spoke openly with him about his batting. While praising Shardul, Ashwin said that Team India did not have such a player in the lower order, who could play hook and pull shots. Who brings the short ball straight out of the field. You have done this in England and Australia. Now is the time to show this in South Africa.
Responding to Ashwin, Shardul said, “I am hoping for a good performance in South Africa as well. As a team, two overseas tours have been good for us. I would be most happy to contribute for the team in South Africa conditions.”
On an otherwise gloomy day in Centurion, here’s something to brighten up your feed
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Shardul had won the Oval Test
Shardul had scored half-centuries in both the innings of the Oval Test against England this year and played an important role in Team India’s historic victory. Due to this all-round game, Shardul was given the title. Got a place in the playing XI for the Centurion Test against Africa.
Confidence is my biggest strength: Shardul
Shardul, who has scored 366 runs for India in 43 matches besides taking 67 wickets, believes that confidence is important. He said, “I like to plan my game both in bowling and batting. When I go on the field, confidence is everything for me. If you are playing white ball cricket, you think about yorkers. That’s why I go about bowling yorkers with full confidence which is important for me as a player.”
The Mumbai cricketer said that his aim is to become a player who always contributes to the team’s victory.