Irfan Pathan 157-run prevail upon England in the fourth Test at The Oval and took a series lead of 2-1. While it was an aggregate collaboration with individual contributing with helpful commitments, all-rounder Shardul Thakur’s brightness with bat and ball was the thing was the most vital crossroads in the five days of the Test match.
Thakur was predominately remembered for the group to add more profundity in the batting arrangement, and he conveyed by scoring two essential fifties. On the off chance that the initial fifty impelled India to a decent first-innings complete of 191, his second thump of 60 runs permitted the group to post an overwhelming objective of 368 to pursue for England in the fourth innings. Thakur was additionally good with the ball and wound up picking three wickets in the match.
Since the time the unbelievable Kapil Dev punched out in the mid 90s, India has attempted to have pace bowling all-rounder who can win matches with both bat and ball. Irfan Pathan, Sanjay Bangar, and all the more as of late Hardik Pandya and Shivam Dube have wore the job of a crease bowling allrounder.
Pathan burst onto the scene as a bowler however later rose to popularity because of his convenient batting abilities too. Irfan Pathan was additionally named as the following Kapil Dev and knows some things about the tremendous pressing factor and tag. He likewise shared his musings on Shardul being an expected all-rounder.
“We’ve to be adequately brilliant to oversee him pleasantly. I imply that we don’t squeeze him by advancing him from No 8 to No 7. This moment, he’s given indications of being a decent, helpful lower-request batsman. He’s a, great No. 8 batsman at the most significant level,” Pathan told Times of India.
Allow him first to develop as a cricketer: Irfan Pathan
“In current cricket, it’s not just with regards to No. 7… You need a person who bats well, a match-champ at No.8 also. With a person like Shardul at that space, you may not require a top-quality all-rounder at No. 7. Allow him to get comfortable this position, and improve, and afterward put focus on him. Try not to put elevated standards on him when he may not be yet prepared to bat No. 7. You’ve to be mindful with regards to it. At this point, let things stay as they are and give him more matches at No.8. Allow him to develop as a cricketer.”
Irfan Pathan further believed that prior to naming as an all-rounder, individuals ought to likewise see the value in his commitment to the group in his so-far brief Test profession.
“Irfan Pathan’s a fit cricketer, who’s done well for Mumbai in top notch cricket. At whatever point he’s played for India, he’s attempted to contribute however much he can. That is the sort of a cricketer you need in your group. He may go for certain runs he can go back and forth in bowling, which can occur since he’s a forceful speed bowler who attempts to take wickets. He has that outlook. I like him. He has piles of involvement with top notch cricket prior to playing for India. It isn’t so much that he’s simply an IPL item.”
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