Eyebrows were raised after Shardul Thakur was picked ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin for the 4th Test at The Oval, however, the bowling all-rounder has proved the decision right to some extent. Shardul, India's top-scorer in the 1st innings, slammed his 2nd consecutive fifty in the match on Sunday.
Shardul Thakur impressed everyone with his batting prowess all over again and hit his second consecutive fifty in the Oval Test on Sunday. Coming out to bat after the departure of India captain Virat Kohli, Shardul showed supreme batting techniques which forced even the English fans to applaud the 29-year-old.
5️⃣0️⃣ in the first innings ✅— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) September 5, 2021
5️⃣0️⃣ In the second innings ✅
1️⃣ Shardul Thakur!
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haha oh lord
England's Head Coach mood watching Shardul Thakur bat. pic.twitter.com/aqeRoeKHAT— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 5, 2021
Shardul Thakur (57 & 50*) has now become the only sixth batsman in Test history to make fifty-plus scores in each innings of a Test match while batting at #8.— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 5, 2021
Two other Indians Harbhajan Singh and Wriddiman Saha have also managed to do this.#INDvsEND #IndvEng#ENGvIND #EngvsInd
Virat Kohli's reaction, when Shardul Thakur Smashed a SIX against Ollie Robinson. pic.twitter.com/GGoYDMzTVm— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) September 5, 2021
"My reaction when Shardul Thakur scores more run in a single match than I did in this whole series." pic.twitter.com/URcZCDAxpn— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) September 5, 2021
The memes keep coming
Top batsmen watching Shardul Thakur bat.. pic.twitter.com/GrqI5TeX1S— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) September 2, 2021