Shardul Thakur, playing his second Test match for India after three years, took full advantage of the opportunity this time. After Ravindra Jadeja was injured, Shardul, who was included in the playing eleven for the fourth Test, performed brilliantly in bowling and then batting. While Shardul dismissed three Australian players in the first innings, while batting at number eight in batting, he made a half-century. Not only this, but he was also the highest run-scorer for India in the first innings.
After Rishabh Pant's dismissal, Shardul came to bat when India's score was 186 for the loss of six wickets. After this, he not only recovered from the difficult team India but also shared a 123-run record for the seventh wicket with Washington Sundar and managed to return India to the match.
During his innings, Shardul put a lot of class of Australia's star fast bowlers, he shot one by one. Thakur hit nine fours and two sixes during his 67-run innings. This was the reason that because of his batting, the Australian team looked under a lot of pressure and commented on him in frustration.
After the match, Shardul himself revealed that the Australian players were trying to talk to him during the batting, they were asking him questions and trying to distract him. The Indian player said that the Australian players tried to sled him several times but he did not pay attention to him and kept focusing on his batting.
Apart from this, Shardul opened another big secret. He explained the reason behind his historic innings to team coach Ravi Shastri. The 29-year-old cricketer said that when I was going to bat, our situation was not right and people were praising the Australian bowlers. But then I remembered what coach Ravi Shastri said during the ODI series. He said that if you perform in this country, you will get its reward. People will remember you, you will be applauded.