New Delhi: Shardul Thakur is crossing the sinking Nayya of Team India every time with his fast batting. In the second innings of the fourth test match against England, Shardul Thakur has made it difficult for Team India to score a half-century. Shardul Thakur scored 60 runs in 72 balls in the second innings of the fourth test match, due to which India scored 466 runs in the second innings. In the first innings too, Shardul scored 57 runs in 36 balls to take Team India’s score beyond 190.
This player is causing havoc
In the fourth match of his three-year Test career, now Shardul Thakur has three half-centuries to his name. 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. Shardul Thakur combined with Rishabh Pant to add 100 runs and put India in a position from where they can win the match.
Hardik Pandya’s trouble increased
Shardul Thakur plays cricket for India in all three formats, Test, ODI and T20. Looking at how Shardul Thakur is showing with the ball and bat, he can close the doors of Team India for Hardik Pandya. With this amazing performance of Shardul Thakur, now Hardik Pandya’s place is in trouble and his team can be cut from India. Captain Virat Kohli himself was also surprised to see Shardul’s amazing performance.
Shardul better than Pandya
At present, the Indian team has Shardul Thakur as a replacement for Hardik Pandya, a player who can play the role of an all-rounder in the team. Although Shardul Thakur plays as a fast bowler in the team, but if his batting style is seen, he has proved himself many times in Team India matches and IPL matches. Shardul Thakur has so far scored 69 runs in 20 T20 Internationals at an average of 34.50 and during this time his strike rate has been 197, which is considered to be very good in T20.
India set a target of 368 runs to England
Let us inform that India scored 466 runs in the second innings on the fourth day of the fourth Test match being played against England at The Oval on Sunday and set England a target of 368 runs to win. At the end of the day’s play, England scored 77 runs in the second innings without losing a wicket and they still need 291 runs to win.
Till the stumps, Rory Burns is present on the crease by scoring 31 runs in 108 balls with the help of two fours and Haseeb Hameed 42 runs in 85 balls with the help of six fours. After bowling out India in the second innings till the end of the day’s play, the England team got off to a good start and held their opening pair till the end of the day’s play, while India’s bowlers remained empty handed.