New Delhi: Shardul Thakur, with his quick batting and deadly bowling, overcame the sinking of Team India and gave it an impossible victory against England in the fourth Test played at The Oval. Shardul Thakur, performing amazingly in the fourth test match, scored half-centuries in both the innings and also took three wickets, but despite this he was not given the ‘Man of the Match’ award.
openly injustice with shardul thakur
Rohit Sharma was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award for publicly doing injustice to Shardul Thakur. If seen, if Shardul Thakur’s half-century is removed in both the innings, then his contribution is more than Rohit Sharma’s century. It was Shardul Thakur who saved Team India’s reputation by scoring 57 runs in 36 balls in the first innings when his score was 7 for 127 runs. It was Shardul who had taken Team India’s score beyond 190, otherwise the whole team would have been bundled out for 140 runs.
Team India was pulled out with difficulty
In the second innings too, Shardul Thakur took out Team India with difficulty while scoring a half-century. Shardul Thakur scored 60 runs in 72 balls in the second innings, due to which India scored 466 runs in the second innings. When Virat Kohli was out in the second innings against England, Team India’s lead was just 213 runs, but when Shardul Thakur landed on the field, then the match was reversed.
Team India got impossible victory
Shardul Thakur added 100 runs with Rishabh Pant and took India to a position from where they won the match. Apart from this, Shardul Thakur also took 3 wickets in the match. In the first innings, Shardul took the big wicket of England batsman Ollie Pope, who had scored 81 runs. After this, in the second innings, Shardul Thakur dismissed England captain Joe Root (36 runs) and Rory Burns (36 runs), who were the biggest threat to Team India.
Rohit Sharma’s fierce protest on social media
Had Shardul Thakur not been there, India would not have won this match under any circumstances. After the match, fans on social media strongly opposed Rohit Sharma being given Man of the Match. According to the fans, it is not Sharma ji who deserves this award, but Shardul Thakur, who has done wonders with both the bat and the ball. Talking about Rohit Sharma, he was able to score only 11 runs during the first innings. After the flop show, in the second innings, Rohit Sharma hit a blistering century and pushed the English team, which got a 99-run lead, on the backfoot. Rohit had scored 127 runs in the second innings, but still the real hero of the match was Shardul Thakur.
Shardul thakur should be the man of the match.
Why are bowlers and all rounders never really considered for man of the match award?
— Hey (@fullofflifeee) September 6, 2021
Shardul thakur should have been given Man of the Match award in 4th test match #INDvENG
Not Rohit Sharma despite century he scored #ICC
Shardul with 2 Fifties and 3 wickets
He’s my pick for the MoM award@imShard well played
— Yaman sarolia (@SaroliaYaman) September 6, 2021
— Aamir (@Aamir_Capri) September 6, 2021
Award didn’t meet the criteria to be awarded to Shardul Thakur. It had to be named as Lord of the Match.
— Tejesh R. Salian (@tejrsalian) September 6, 2021