‘I will teach him a lesson’ – When Rohit Sharma got angry over Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur v South Africa. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Star all-rounder Shardul Thakur has become a regular feature in the Indian side. The 30-year-old has given some good performance with both bat and ball in his short career so far. It must be noted that Shardul and Washington Sundar were involved in an excellent counter-attacking partnership against Australia in Gabba last year and eventually the visitors won that match and clinched the historic series as well.

Primarily known for his bowling abilities, Shardul scored an excellent 67 runs during the first innings. However, senior players including Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane were not happy with his shot selection during the second innings of the match as he got out playing a rash shot and put his team in a little bit of trouble. Rahane has now revealed how Rohit got angry at his Mumbai teammate as he told Rahane that he will teach a lesson to Shardul.

This is your opportunity to become a hero, Rohit said to Shardul

“Shardul Thakur was walking in when Washington got out. Rohit told him ‘This is your opportunity of becoming a hero’. And he just nodded and left,” Rahane said on the documentary ‘Bandon Mein Tha Dum’ streaming on VOOT.

Ravichandran Ashwin who also featured in the documentary said, “As he was about to go, Rohit said, “Shardul, finish it”. This is exactly what he said, I totally understand Shardul. He would have imagined… ‘like how Ravi bhai said, Dhoni hits a six and wins the World Cup’. So inside Shardul’s head, he has already figured out the moment, the commentary, the book the movie, everything. So Shardul’s gone for it, it’s gone to short square leg and got out. And everybody inside is like “What are you doing?”

“Rohit was sitting next to me. He said, ‘let the match get over, let us win, I will teach him a lesson’. I said ‘forget it, we’ll see once the match is over,” Rahane added. Talking about Shardul’s numbers in Test cricket, the bowling all-rounder has smashed a total of 249 runs in just seven matches. With the ball, he has also scalped 26 wickets.

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