On the second day of the second Test, Shardul Thakur took three wickets in the first session.
On the second day of the Johannesburg tournament, the South African team went from being 88/1 to 102/4.
On Monday, India’s first innings was bowled out for 202.
After Shardul Thakur picked up three crucial wickets in India’s series against South Africa, former India opener Aakash Chopra discussed the medium pacer’s importance in the team.
a three-wicket burst by Shardul Thakur brought India back into the match on Day 2 of the 2nd Test in Johannesburg against South Africa. When the South African skipper Dean Elgar was taken out of the partnership by the medium-paced bowler, he was deadly. Afterward, he made two outstanding deliveries to remove Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen, both of whom were dangerous threats. After being at 88/1, South Africa headed into lunch at 102/4.
Once again, Shardul, playing both a lower-order batsman and a fourth-pitch bowler, demonstrated his ability to take wickets in crucial situations. Aakash Chopra, a well-known analyst for host channel Star Sports, discussed Shardul’s importance in the team during the lunchtime show.
“Similarly, South Africa’s bowlers, thanks to (Duanne) Olivier, bounced back in the second hour of yesterday’s game. A similar thing occurred in India. The roller might be to blame. In the absence of (Mohammed) Siraj, KL Rahul’s options were limited. In the end, he had no choice but to bowl to Shardul Thakur in the hopes of picking up some wickets. A single over before this (spell), you begin to question whether or not this is a batting or bowling all-rounder. While he is clearly a bowler, he is also a batsman “Chopra made the statement.
Dean Elgar was batting brilliantly when Shardul took his wicket, according to Chopra, so the spinner had to move the ball just a little bit to obtain an edge. In order to send the Proteas skipper back to the hut, Shardul did exactly that.
“It was impossible to play the final over of Siraj’s innings from yesterday. However, the more time you spend at the crease, the less likely you are to nick those. This meant that the ball had to move quickly enough to find the rim. When Dean Elgar was being beaten by 6 inches, it was no fluke at all. This one didn’t go over the edge, which is unusual for something that goes so quickly “Chopra made the comment.
It was Morne Morkel’s opinion that South Africa lost wickets quickly, despite their best efforts to deal with the pressure of Bumrah and Shami.
“The objective was to fight through the first hour, get past Shami and Bumrah, and then acquire the scoring opportunities. South Africa was able to take the strain. Siraj was only bowling at half his potential. However, things can change so quickly in sports. It was impossible to take your eyes off Shardul Thakur as he ripped apart the South African top order “The Morkel.