Aakash Chopra said that We say it’s wicket-taking luck, but if you closely observe Shardul. The reason why he has the wicket-taking luck is because he bowls in those areas
Aakash Chopra on Shardul Thakur
“In the previous match itself, Shardul took three wickets. He gets very limited credit for the way he bowls. I am trying to figure out how he takes so many wickets and why he is expensive, both things going hand-in-hand.” Aakash Chopra said on the Indian fast bowling allrounder.
He further added that Shardul’s wicket-taking is not luck.
“If you are taking three wickets, the economy shouldn’t be much to worry about because 300 is going to be there as a target. He doesn’t give more than 6 runs per over, must be 6.1-6.2. The number of balls he bowls, the chances of him getting a wicket are very bright,” explained Aakash Chopra.
“We say it’s wicket-taking luck, but if you closely observe Shardul, the reason why he has the wicket-taking luck is because he bowls in those areas and he has a lot of belief. If you ever ask him how good are you? He would answer: “Equal to Dennis Lillee!”. That’s the confidence he has, and I love him for that.” The former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra said.
Talking about the match, India lost the toss and were made to bat first in the third ODI. The young openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan played well and put up a record partnership.