New Delhi. Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur is currently a part of the ongoing India-A vs New Zealand-A series. Shardul Thakur bowled brilliantly in the first unofficial ODI match of the series. After Shardul’s performance, there is a demand on social media to include him in all formats of Team India. In such a situation, Shardul has also spoken about becoming a part of the national team.
Shardul Thakur took 4 wickets against New Zealand A and bundled out the visiting team for just 167 runs. India A chased down the score in just 31.5 overs with the help of an unbeaten 45 from Rajat Patidar. Shardul, who performed brilliantly for India A, is neither a part of the T20 World Cup 2022 team nor was he included in the Indian team in the Asia Cup 2022. He last played for the country in an ODI tour of Zimbabwe. He impressed by taking three wickets in the second match. Now about his return to Team India, Shardul talked about his return to the team.
In a conversation with ESPNcricinfo, Shardul Thakur told that what has been his conversation with the team management. He said, “In the first conversation between him and me, he told me that I am a player of three formats for him. They are seeing me in all three formats. We could not talk more than this. We didn’t actually sit and chat, as we are playing games regularly. If you see, the schedule is packed.”
He said that strategic thinking and planning have been given priority at this time. He said that he is optimistic about being called into a national team soon. Shardul further said, “The Indian team is playing series after series with an interval of just four-five days. No one really has time to sit and chat with each other. Whatever we had, it was game-based, or planning in terms of strategy for the next game.
He said, “I am bowling well, getting wickets. Even the last two white-ball series [जिम्बाब्वे और वेस्टइंडीज के खिलाफ] I have also taken wickets. So I am also waiting for the national call again, whenever they want my services.”
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 23, 2022, 12:04 IST