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India vs New Zealand: Magician’ Shardul turns match India’s method with two fast wickets

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Shardul Thakur is usually known as a ‘Magician’. When wickets aren’t falling, or a partnership must be damaged, skipper Rohit Sharma simply throws the ball to Thakur. If the staff wants some runs, Thakur will ship with the bat too. Social media has termed him ‘Lord Shardul’ because the Mumbai participant has delivered in each departments.

Thakur was dropped from the house sequence towards Sri Lanka however the selectors picked him for the three ODIs towards New Zealand. His efficiency prompted the panel so as to add him because the twenty first member of the core group of probables to be rotated forward of the 50-over World Cup to be performed at dwelling.

Sharma stated Thakur has a knack of taking wickets at essential occasions. New Zealand had been crusing at one stage within the pursuit of 386 on Tuesday. At one stage, they had been 184/2 in 25 overs with Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell trying in a great place for a cost.

.@imShard scalped 3️⃣ essential wickets with the ball when the going received powerful and bagged the Player of the Match award as #CrewIndia registered a 90-run victory within the closing #INDvNZ ODI 👏🏻👏🏻

Scorecard ▶️…@mastercardindia

— BCCI (@BCCI) January 24, 2023

It was then that Sharma threw the ball to Thakur, who received Mitchell caught behind and welcomed Kiwi captain Tom Latham with a knuckleball, a low full toss which he wasn’t anticipating. Latham performed straight however discovered Hardik Pandya taking a low catch at mid-off. The Kiwis had been 184/4 and later Thakur received Glenn Phillips too with a shorter one.

Sharma praised Thakur for his skill to get wickets at essential occasions.

“He has got the knack of taking wickets at crucial times for us. We have seen it not just in ODI cricket but also in Test cricket. There are so many instances that I remember, there is a partnership building from the opposition and he came in and got us through. He is very critical to us, we know where we stand as a team, what he brings to us is very critical,” Sharma stated put up India’s 3-0 sequence win.

Sharma and Thakur had the identical coach, performed for a similar college and later Mumbai. The skipper stated Thakur could be very sensible and understands what must be carried out. “In this format, you need to use your skill and Shardul definitely has some skills. He has a good knuckleball, and bowled it to Tom Latham today. That was nicely
planned in the middle by a few players. I was not included in that. It was Virat (Kohli), Hardik (Pandya) and Shardul, so it was a good plan,” he revealed.