As the Indian cricket team locked horns with England in the series opener of the 3-match ODI, Indian speedster Shardul Thakur came to India’s rescue as he struck thrice to help India bounce back into the game. Indian pacer Shardul Thakur has been receiving praises from all around for his brilliant performances.
In the ongoing 1st ODI against England, Shardul was on fire as team India was in a spot of bother. However, Thakur came into a bowl when Jonny Bairstow was going brilliantly and the game was slowly slipping out of their hands. However, Thakur made all the difference as he turned the game for India. He gave India a much-needed breakthrough and removed Bairstown and got India back in the game. Jonny missed his century by only 6 runs.
.@imShard strikes twice in an over??
Morgan and Buttler depart.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
Soon after sending Bairstow back to the pavilion, Thakur picked up a couple of quick wickets and helped India get to the top. He removed Eoin Morgan (22) and Jos Buttler (2) to put England in a tough spot.
Following his stunning show against England, social media was flooded with amazing reactions from Twitterati hailing the brilliance of the Indian pacer. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to their Twitter to applaud Thakur’s performance, which helped team India bounce back in the game.
Among many, Indian test specialist Ravichandran Ashwin took to his Twitter and applauded the performance of Shardul. In his tweet, Ashwin gave the speedster a hilarious nickname. Referring to his key wickets in the last two T20s, Ashwin named Shardul “Wicket Takooor”.
Here, check out the Tweet:
Wicket Takooor ?? #INDvsENG
— Ashwin ?? (@ashwinravi99) March 23, 2021