After the early stage of the Indian Premier League, The allrounder Shardul Thakur has not bowled for a few matches. He is also selected for the World Test Championship Final in The Oval against Australia. His not bowling even after playing in the 11 raised questions for many fans. Now, he came out and explained that he was carrying a niggle and now he is okay and fine to bowl.
Shardul Thakur said that
We have a side full of all-rounders with (Andre) Russell, Sunil (Nairne)… We have got a maximum of eight bowling options that also includes Nitish (Rana) who also bowls an over or two nowadays. I had a small niggle, so I didn’t play a few games. When I came back, I didn’t bowl as I was not bowling fit. But yes, now I’m back to bowling and hopefully, whenever I get the ball, I will get the job done,”. Shardul Thakur was quoted as saying by MyKhel.
He further added that
“It is difficult and not easy. It’s difficult in the sense of body-wise because when you go in for practice, you literally have to do everything — fielding practice, bowling, and batting. On top of that, you have to do a bit of running around to stay fit. Overall, it’s not easy but yeah that’s the challenge in modern-day’s cricket that you have to manage your body to stay fit and keep going,” Shardul finished off.
He also confirmed that he will bowl whenever the team needs him to bowl in the match.