Chennai super Kings pacer bowler Shardul Thakur his first half century to save Mumbai in Vijay Hazare trophy on Monday against Himachal pradesh. Shardul showed his powers with his bat as he hit 92 runs off just 57 deliveries and helped Mumbai to an imposing 321 for 9 on the board.
Shardul raced to his maiden List A fifty off just 39 balls and entertained his teammates with six boundaries and six sixes during his 57-ball stay at the crease. Himachal Pradesh pacer Pankaj Jaswal dismissed Shardul Thakur with just two overs remaining in the innings.
Mumbai middle order batsman Surykumar yadav, who earned his maiden India call up last week, also played a brilliant 91 run knock.
Aditya Tare went on to score 83 and his partnership with shardul Thakur helped in Mumbai’s recovery.
Shardul Thakur in his 62 first class matches has a batting average of 16.00. In ODIs he averages 19.25, whereas in T20Is he averages a staggering 59.00 in 3 innings.
“I do believe I have some batting talent,” Thakur had said in a video conference.
“I do work on my batting in the nets. We wait for these moments, these opportunities, to contribute with the bat,” he added