IND vs NZ: “You have to be ready for different situations” – Shardul Thakur after winning the Player Of The Match award against New Zealand in the 3rd ODI

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Indian Cricket Team recorded a thumping victory over New Zealand in the 3rd ODI. The Men in Blue won the match by 90 points to become the No. 1 ranked ODI team. India joined Kiwis for 295 runs with over 8 overs left in the match.

Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were in beast mode as they both hit centuries. The duo hit the bowlers all over the park where skipper Tom Latham was clueless. New Zealand needed someone to support Devon Conway as the batsman scored 138 runs in 100 balls where he hit 12 fours and 8 sixes.

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Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shardul Thakur made the big breakthroughs, because at one point it looked like New Zealand could take the game. Shardul took 3 wickets from Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips. These 3 wickets proved to be the turning point of the match as the speedster gave away 45 runs in 6 overs and took 3 wickets.

Earlier in the batting, Shardul Thakur formed a crucial 54 run partnership with Hardik Pandya where Shardul played a handy cameo of 25 runs in 17 balls where he hit 3 fours and 1 six. It would not be wrong to say that Shardul Thakur determined his place in the team, as the field was of no significant significance to bowlers.

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It is important to stay in the moment – Shardul Thakur

During the post-match presentation, Shardul Thakur was asked about the match.“I am loved by my teammates (chuckles). When the opponents come after you, it’s important to stay in the moment. I don’t think too much. ” Shardul Thakur said.

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You have to be prepared for different situations – Shardul Thakur

“You have to be prepared for different situations. Everyone likes to hit. In the modern world, it’s all about batting. Everyone likes to hit.” he added.

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