Harbhajan Sigh Feels Shardul Thakur Can Be The Bowling All-Rounder For Team India
After his excellent performances in The Oval Test against England lately, former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that all-rounder Shardul Thakur should be appointed India’s regular No. 8. Thakur hit two successive half-centuries, which were significant in the game’s context, and he also contributed with the ball, taking three wickets over two innings to complete an all-round effort.
Harbhajan Singh was cited in the Times of India as stating, “I would want to see him bat at No. 8 for Team India. He can score runs on a continuous basis, especially in nations like Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa. That is where you can not play two spinners and someone has to bowl as your primary fast bowler and bat as your No. 5 to 7 batsman. Shardul is quite capable of doing that at No 8, where he can score runs and win games for the team.”
Shardul Thakur, according to Harbhajan, may be the answer to India’s seam-bowling all-rounder problem, since Hardik Pandya, the prospective replacement has been out of action due to a back ailment. Harbhajan, who played alongside Thakur for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, said the all-rounder has been a promising player for both his Ranji and IPL teams.
Harbhajan Singh Feels That Shardul Thakur Is A Dependable Player
“If he continues to improve his batting and put in the hard yards in his bowling, he would be able to address India’s dilemma of finding a reliable all-rounder following Kapil Dev. It’s fantastic to see him bat, and will boost his confidence going forward.”
“For many years, he has performed admirably for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. He has been a consistent performer for them. It is the ideal moment for him to step up his game, and he has done just that. I do not believe CSK or any other IPL team has improved his skills. With time and maturity, he has matured. He has always been a great bowler.”
The last Test, set for September 10th at Old Trafford in Manchester. It will feature India against England, with the visitors at present leading the five-match series 2-1. Shardul Thakur should undoubtedly be a part of the team after his performances in the last game. Let’s wait and watch!!