Rohit Said ‘I Will Teach Shardul Thakur A Lesson’ – Ajinkya Rahane Recalls BGT 2020-21 Incident At The Gabba That Left Rohit Sharma Fuming
Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur [Image-Cricket Australia]

Veteran India batter Ajinkya Rahane, who led India to the historic Test series win in Australia during Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21, recalled an incident that took place at the Gabba in Brisbane where Shardul Thakur’s batting had left Rohit Sharma fuming.

Shardul Thakur played an outstanding knock for India in the first innings of the series decider of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 at the Gabba. Shardul had a brilliant partnership with Washington Sundar and he smashed 67 runs off 115 balls, including 9 fours and 2 sixes.

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However, in the second innings during the 328-run chase Shardul, who came out to bat after the dismissals of Mayank Agarwal and Washington Sundar, played a rash shot off Josh Hazlewood’s delivery to get dismissed for 2.

Shardul Thakur
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Meanwhile, Rahane revealed that Rohit had told Shardul, when he was going out to bat, that this was his opportunity of becoming a hero. However, after the all-rounder got out Rohit was fuming.

“Shardul Thakur was walking in when Washington got out. Rohit told him ‘This is your opportunity of becoming a hero’. And he just nodded and left,” Rahane said on the documentary ‘Bandon Mein Tha Dum’ streaming on VOOT.

As he was about to go, Rohit said, “Shardul Thakur, finish it” – Ravichandran Ashwin

Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin. Photo- BCCI
Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin. Photo- BCCI

Veteran India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also revealed that Rohit had told the fast bowling all-rounder to finish the game. Ashwin stated:

“As he was about to go, Rohit said, “Shardul, finish it”. This is exactly what he said, I totally understand Shardul. He would have imagined… ‘like how Ravi bhai said, Dhoni hits a six and wins the World Cup’. So inside Shardul’s head, he has already figured out the moment, the commentary, the book the movie, everything. So Shardul’s gone for it, it’s gone to short square leg and got out. And everybody inside is like “What are you doing?”

Rahane added that Rohit was frustrated while looking at Shardul being dismissed in a poor fashion and he said he will teach the all-rounder a lesson once the match gets over. Rahane said:

“Rohit was sitting next to me. He said, ‘let the match get over, let us win, I will teach him a lesson’. I said ‘forget it, we’ll see once the match is over’.”

Team India, Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21
India celebrates winning the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020/21. (Photo: Twitter)

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