Shardul Thakur believed that it was vital for him to contribute with the bat for the crew as that will give the crew added depth of their batting. Thakur smashed 22 runs off simply eight balls as India have been in a position to end strongly and submit 201 runs of their 20 overs which was an excessive amount of for Sri Lanka.
With each passing sport, Shardul Thakur is making his declare for a spot within the T20 World Cup squad stronger by contributing with each bat and ball. Within the third T20I in opposition to Sri Lanka, India have been 164-6 and had solely 14 balls left within the innings. However Thakur managed to attain 22 runs off eight balls which included 1 4 and a couple of sixes, thus serving to India with a powerful end. He believed that it was vital to contribute to the crew with the bat frequently.
“I consider I’ve the flexibility with the bat and I’ve been practising onerous. If I can contribute at quantity eight, it’s all the time essential for the crew,” Thakur mentioned within the post-match presentation ceremony.
Thakur additionally ended with figures of 2-19 and gained the person of the match. He was in a position to be the swing bowler India might depend on within the opening overs within the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar regardless of the presence of Jasprit Bumrah within the crew.
“With regard to my motion, I can bowl outswingers, so the main focus was to swing the ball early,” mentioned Thakur.
Thakur has solely recently began to obtain constant probabilities with the Indian crew however he believed that he by no means felt like he needed to sit out for a very long time. He understood the sort of competitors there was within the crew and believed in doing one of the best he might in no matter probabilities he received.
“I’ve spent fairly a while within the crew ever since I broke into the facet in 2016. I get a homely feeling and do not feel neglected, so credit score goes to the captain and the crew administration,” he concluded.
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