London: In the fourth test match played against England at The Oval, Shardul Thakur played an important role in winning India with the ball and bat. Shardul Thakur, performing amazingly in the fourth test match, scored half-centuries in both the innings and also took three wickets.
Shardul Thakur had given victory to Team India
In this match, Shardul Thakur saved the honor of Team India 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. In the second innings too, Shardul Thakur took out Team India with difficulty while scoring a half-century.
shardul thakur being compared to kapil dev
Shardul Thakur scored 60 runs in 72 balls in the second innings, due to which India scored 466 runs in the second innings. India won this match by 157 runs. Shardul Thakur is emerging as one of the trusted all-rounders of India. Shardul Thakur is being compared to India’s all-time great all-rounder Kapil Dev.
Gavaskar gave this statement on Shardul
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar was asked about the comparison of Kapil Dev and Shardul Thakur on the channel Sports Tak, he said, “Absolutely, Shardul Thakur is a good bowler and he made a significant contribution to the team while batting at number 8.” Huh.’
Sunil Gavaskar said, ‘You saw his performance in Brisbane and The Oval as well. Every team needs a player who can bowl, field and bat, but to become an all-rounder like Kapil Dev, many people have to take second birth first. In my opinion it is absolutely impossible to have another Kapil Dev.
Gavaskar’s befitting reply to Vaughan
Let us tell you that in the second innings of the Oval Test, Rohit Sharma scored a century of 127 runs. Rohit was awarded the Man of the Match award after the match for his eighth century. Although former England captain Michael Vaughan had raised questions on giving this award to Rohit, but now Gavaskar says that if Rohit did not play a century, then Shardul would have got the Man of the Match award.
India trounced England by a huge margin in the fourth Test of the five-match Test series to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The fifth and final Test between the two teams will be played from Friday at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester.
England in danger of losing the series
England’s team is scared after the humiliating defeat in the fourth test match against India. India are taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match Test series. England are in danger of losing their home Test series against India for the first time in 14 years.