Shardul Thakur has often shown that he is a significant asset with both the ball and the bat. Despite breaking partnerships, Shardul has saved India’s bacon when batting, with all three of his half-centuries coming at critical moments. His first Test fifty against Australia was legendary, and his remarkable combination with Washington Sundar gave India a new lease of life in the iconic Gabba Test against Australia. Shardul’s double fifties against England at The Oval a few months later were crucial in India’s victory.

On the other hand, there have been times when Thakur’s batting has irritated observers. Ajinkya Rahane recounted one such situation in which Shardul Thakur’s batting enraged Rohit Sharma. This happened during the second innings of the Gabba Test when India was chasing down 328 runs. Shardul joined Rishabh Pant after India lost Mayank Agarwal and Washington Sundar in rapid succession, but although he was anticipated to lead India over the finishing line with his partner, the India all-rounder hit a wild shot and was out for two.

“When Washington left, Shardul Thakur was on his way in. ‘This is your chance to become a hero,’ Rohit urged him. He just nodded and walked away “On the documentary ‘Bandon Mein Tha Dum,’ which is now available on VOOT, Rahane stated.