Shardul Thakur’s amazing ability to take wickets at vital moments has earned him the nickname “golden arm” Recently, the right-arm seamer gave his opinion on this label. He explained his desire to get wickets, even if it means taking some risks.
The 2023 Cricket World Cup, which will take place in India from October 5 to November 19, is being prepared for by the cricketing community. Thakur is one of the pacers being considered for the competition.
Thakur’s performance in the 50-over international tournament may not have been all that impressive, but his status as an impact player and his proficiency with the clean ball make him a strong candidate.
The 31-year-old stated, “Whether it’s the first or last over, I’m always thinking about wickets,” in an interview with The Hindustan Times. I think that wickets can alter the course of a match. Even if I might give up a four, if I can get a wicket, it will be easier for the other players. As a result, each member of a team has a specific responsibility. My current responsibility is to seek out wickets.
“I am feeling good about how I am bowling in ODI cricket,” he said. “You must continue incorporating new components into your game because the format is continuously evolving. Despite the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj in the West Indies ODI series, I am pleased that I was able to perform well, he continued.
“It was difficult to accept the WTC’s ultimate defeat. “Winning an ICC event is vital for us,” he added. “We know our next opportunity will be in two years, so it keeps playing on our thoughts.
Thakur still vividly recalls the disappointment of India’s defeat in the World Test Championship (WTC) championship game. India was defeated by Australia by 209 runs. In India’s opening innings, Thakur contributed a heroic 51 runs. Looking ahead, Thakur’s commitment to take wickets and his desire to help India win an ICC trophy are what will most likely propel him forward in his cricket career.