Seeing the innings of Shardul Thakur in the Oval Test match, many big stalwarts of Team India including VVS Laxman have also become giddy. Meanwhile, he has also given a big statement. The performance of this bowler, who scored half-centuries in both the innings of the fourth Test match, has been very good. Till now he has not played many test matches. But, the way his batting technique has been, it has been very good.
Shardul impressed with his batting
Former Team India cricketer says that management can think of replacing all-rounder player Ravindra Jadeja. Jaddu can be replaced by fast bowler Shardul Thakur in the last Test to be held in Manchester. Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman has made such a comment after Thakur’s brilliant performance. In the first innings of the Oval, he played a brilliant half-century of 57 runs in 36 balls.
He scored these runs during that time when the Indian team was completely drowning in the middle. But he took India’s score to 191 runs. After this, in the second innings, he along with Rishabh Pant gave the root of another half-century (60). Thanks to this innings, India was able to score 368 runs in front of England. So talk about there, Jadeja’s bat has remained calm in two innings.
Former cricketer read ballads in praise of Thakur
There was a major change in Jadeja’s position in the fourth test match. Kohli sent him before Ajinkya Rahane. But, even after this, he could not succeed in batting at number 5. In the last few innings, Jadeja has not been able to show the power of his bat. In such a situation, it has become a matter of concern for India. In such a situation, VVS Laxman has expressed his reaction to replace him.
While talking to ESPNcricinfo, the former cricketer said that,
“Suppose you want to keep Shardul in the playing 11, then all-rounder Jadeja may miss out on a place. Kohli is not getting more overs than Jadeja and Shardul can contribute with both bat and ball. As we have seen in this match. And then you also have four quality bowlers. Shardul can bat well at No. 7″.
Will Shardul replace Jaddu?
Talking further about this, VVS Laxman said that,
“For me, these are the top 7 best players you can expect runs from. So the four fast bowlers I am going to pick can give me wickets. That would be my criteria. Salute to him. He had scored runs in the first innings. Then the second innings of this match made many great shots. He has all kinds of shots to play. It was a very good performance from Shardul Thakur’s batting.
In the end the former cricketer said that,
“As number 8, if you are contributing with the bat, that is great. He has done so in Brisbane and now in this match. But, I want to see bowler Shardul Thakur come forward. It is always expected that if he gets runs at number 8, 9, 10, 11 then it is just an added bonus. But, for me it is about how he bowls. This is his talent”.