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Shardul Thakur Is Really Happy After Dismissing Joe Root
By Aditya Pratap - Aug 5, 2021 3:18 pm
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Shardul Thakur was selected in the playing XI for the first Test between India and England in Nottingham. Not many people saw this coming but Virat Kohli is very fond of Shardul’s skillsets. Kohli even praised Thakur for possessing ‘multi-dimensional’ skills.

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur

Thakur proved the call of his skipper by right by dismissing the dangerous-looking England skipper Joe Root with a stunning delivery. Root was playing after scoring his fifty and was in ominous touch but Thakur trapped him dead in front of wickets while batting on 64.

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After the conclusion of the first day’s play, Thakur revealed his happiness for taking Joe Root’s priced scalp.

“It was cloudy for a while and I was really happy that we got 10 wickets. If you see he (Root) had played a few balls and he was playing really well and looked poised for a big score,” Shardul Thakur said after the end of play on Day 1.

“At that period, getting him out was crucial for us and we got him. Really happy (on getting Root’s wicket). One of the top batters in the world, whether you get him in the 60s or 90s it’s always a good wicket to have,” he added.

He further mentioned the weather of England and how he is enjoying his time out there.

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“If you look at the pitch it looked like it won’t spin much and felt better to go with 4 pacers and one spinner combination. Enjoying the English conditions, it’s swinging and hopefully, it will stay the same,” Shardul Thakur further said.

Joe Root
Joe Root scored yet another fifty

Shardul Thalur Exaplined, “We got good pitches to practice in Durham and really enjoyed the conditions there. Since he retired, why not bring him back into the game (On coach Ravi Shastri calling him Beefy).”

India skittled England out for 183 runs in the first innings. Jasprit Bumrah grabbed four wickets while Mohammed Shami impressed with three wickets. In response, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul stayed composed to take India to stumps without conceding any wicket. Both openers are batting on nine with the team’s total being 21/0.

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