Ravindra Jadeja, an Indian all-rounder, had a lighthearted moment with fellow all-rounder Shardul Thakur on the latter’s Instagram account on Tuesday.
Following the World Test Championship (WTC) final, Thakur uploaded a photo of himself enjoying the break that the Indian team has had in London. Jadeja couldn’t stop himself from remarking on his sweatshirt.
“Ek hi sweatshirt hai kya tere pass? (Do you have just one sweatshirt?),” wrote Ravindra Jadeja.
Shardul Thakur responded that the photograph was shot the same day. He also maintained the discussion and responded with a witty retort:
“Was clicked on the same day. Good you commented I can start trolling you here on.””Was clicked on the same day. Good you commented I can start trolling you here on.”
Is Shardul Thakur the right seaming all-rounder for India?
India can use Shardul Thakur as an all-rounder in Tests in England.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 28, 2021
India’s absence of a genuine seaming all-rounder was demonstrated in the WTC final, and even skipper Virat Kohli admitted as much. With Hardik Pandya unable to bowl and India in need of five bowling options, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were virtually forced to play each other.
Shardul Thakur, on the other hand, has started to be mentioned as a viable seaming all-rounder. In the Gabba Test earlier this year, the speedster demonstrated his abilities by scoring a brilliant 67 with the bat against one of the top pace attacks in the game.
Shardul Thakur also took seven wickets in the game, demonstrating that he has the potential to be the all-rounder that India requires. India’s pace attack is primarily seam-based, which is one of the reasons why they received less purchase from the conditions in Southampton than the Kiwi quicks.
Thakur, on the other hand, possesses a true outswinger that can trouble England’s batsmen. According to rumors, the Indian squad is considering including both Mohammed SIraj and Thakur in their starting lineup for the same reason. Only time will tell if the Mumbai pacer can live up to the hype and consistently deliver.