The Uncanny Genius Of Shardul Thakur
Cricket Today|January 14, 2022
When we look at him running to bowl, nothing is threatening about Thakur. In fact, he seems like a genial medium pacer and hard trier at best. But there is much more to the Mumbai all-rounder than that...
Renin Wilben

India may have gone down in the Johannesburg Test to South Africa, but one man again came out of the game with his reputation enhanced. Pace bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur registered career-best Test figures of 7 for 61, also the best by an Indian against South Africa in Tests – quite a big achievement. Not only with the ball, but Thakur also chipped in with the bat, playing a crucial cameo in the second innings, when India needed runs after losing some quick wickets. It was a performance that deserved to end up on the winning side. However, the visitors faltered rather jarringly in other aspects and conceded the Test.

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