Shardul Thakur is not an unknown name. His famous innings in Brisbane test in the first innings made him a star in India. The way he and Sunder took India to a position of safety from a dangerous position was a treat to watch.
Fans of Thakur wanted more of him but he was rested from the current Ind vs Eng test series. However, he is part of the Mumbai team in Vijay Hazare trophy. In this tournament, he showed his all round abilities once again which was reminiscent of his innings down under.
In the final game of league stage of Vijay Hazare trophy, Mumbai was playing against Himachal Pradesh. Mumbai had started poorly when they lost their four 4 wickets for just 50 runs. However, Surya Kumar Yadav and Aditya Tare, the keeper batsman of Mumbai added 99 runs for the 5th wicket to give some solidity to the Mumbai team.
Yadav was dismissed at the score of 91 runs, just when he was looking to get a century. Shardul Thakur was the next man in. Both he and Tare then added a further 112 runs for the sixth wicket. Thakur completed his 50 of just 39 balls. However, once he crossed his 50, the batsman cut loose. The next 17 balls fetched him 42 runs as he thrashed 6 sixes and six fours to hit a 56 ball 92.
His rapid innings helped Mumbai reached 321-9 from the depth of 49-4! In the end, this proved to be more than enough as HP was bundled out for a paltry 121. Mumbai won comfortably by 200 runs and moved to the next round.
Watch the innings of Shardul Thakur in this video-: