ENG vs IND: Shardul Thakur Proved Out To Be A Failed Investment In Birmingham Test: For the Birmingham Test (ENG vs IND) against England, India gave their off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin a chance to fast bowler Shardul Thakur.
It was expected that this bowler would prove to be effective in English conditions, but in the first four days of this match, his bowling was quite ordinary. Former Indian player Aakash Chopra has also expressed his disappointment over Shardul’s bowling performance on the fourth day of the match.
The Indian team is in danger of defeat in the Birmingham Test. On the fourth day of the match, the Indian team set a target of 378 runs for England to win. In reply, the English batsmen played a brilliant game so far and needed 119 runs to win the match on the final day. Joe Root is playing 76, and Bairstow is scoring 72 runs.
In this match, Shardul Thakur took one wicket in England’s first innings while spending 48 runs in 7 overs. At the same time, in the second innings, he has spent 33 runs in the same overs, and his account has no success.
ENG vs IND: Shardul was not effective due to a lack of speed – Aakash Chopra
ENG vs IND: In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra explained why Shardul Thakur did not prove effective on the fourth day. He said it is 55-45 in favour of England at the moment.
But the way the ball was reversing and the quality of our bowling attack, the way Shardul bowled, I felt personally disappointed. He used to bowl at a speed of around 140 kmph, which has now come down to 130 kmph. That tenacity and effectiveness go away when your speed drops to 10kph.