India’s impressive T20I series win against England can be linked to the home team’s many spectacular individual performances. Virat Kohli went ahead from the front and scored three half-centuries and promoted him as the opener at Dicker on Saturday, Ishan Kishan made a brilliant half-century on his debut, with Suryakumar Yadav doing the same for India in his first innings, or something Even Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s return from prolific all-rounder Show Hardik Pandya gave him credit for taking five wickets at a low economy rate for the way he was dismissed in favor of the team domestically.
But for former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan, a player who has quietly gone about his business and is responsible for winning the series for India is Shardul Thakur. Zaheer has relied on the confidence of the Brisbane Test in Australia, completely changing the attitude of the fast bowler towards his game.
Shardul Thakur, if you have noticed, there are many big names in this Indian cricket team, very strong. In all of this, this player is doing his job quietly. He is the silent protagonist of this series. Its number. As good as any top player, Zaheer said in a video on Cricbuzz.
Thakur took six wickets in the series, including three in the fourth and fifth T20Is. In the fourth game, Ben Stokes looked ready to take the match away from India, with Thakur bowling him and England captain Eoin Morgan bowling the match in favor of India. Later, in the series decider on Saturday, Thakur gave India the advantage by dismissing the dangerous David Malan and Johnny Bairstow in the same over. Zaheer feels that Thakur’s confidence is very high and he has contributed well for India to perform well under any circumstances.
Since the Australia series, I have seen a big change in their thinking and body language. Even if you watch them carefully in the field, their confidence is shining. When you have been playing international cricket for a long time, people usually take time. To understand his game and prolong his career, but Thakur is already at a stage where he knows what is best for him and what he needs to avoid. Put them in any position and they will succeed.