The Indian bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur produced an excellent all-around performance at the Oval in the fourth test but couldn’t win the man of the match award. Thakur’s 57 off 36 in the first innings was the third quickest ever by an Indian in the test history and he backed it up with a 60 in the second innings with both the fifties coming in at crucial times.
With the ball, he picked up three wickets in the match overall, and whenever India needed a wicket, he provided the breakthrough at the right time. His performance in the test had been outstanding but Rohit also managed to bring up his first overseas test century and he got the man of the match award with the commentators’ call.
“I Have Never Been Lucky With These Awards”- Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur in an interview was questioned his view on not getting the man of the match award in the Oval test and he felt a little disappointed in the award not going his way. Thakur added that he has always been unlucky when it comes to awards and was delighted by the fact that his state teammate Rohit won the Award.
“Well, I appreciate that people are talking about it and feel I should have been adjudged as the ‘Man of the Match.’ I have never been lucky with these awards, but I am really happy for Rohit that he won the award this time. His century was equally important for us.” Shardul Thakur told in an interview with TOI.
“Even He Appreciated My Performance”- Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur mentioned that Rohit’s century was very special with the tough conditions in England and also it was his first overseas ton as well. Thakur was happy that even Rohit acknowledged his performance and added that Rohit mentioned him as the real candidate for bagging the award.
“It was his first overseas hundred, and that too in England, where the ball does a bit more than any other country. Yes, even he appreciated my performance and said that I could have been the real candidate. ” He added
Thakur and Rohit’s scintillating performance in the test led to a famous win for India at the Lord’s despite tough situations