#Shardul Thakur

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Hailing from Palgarh, Maharashtra, Shardul Thakur has now made a spot for himself in the national side. (Photo credit: Twitter/@imShard)

  • Shardul Thakur took only four wickets in his debut Ranji season for Mumbai, bouncing back to take 27 the next year
  • His variations in seam movement and bouncers make him a handy asset for bowling pitches abroad
  • Thakur earned his first call-up to the national side in 2016 on the back of his performance in the 2015 Ranji Trophy final

.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
(Photo credit: PTI)

  • Shardul Thakur's innings included 6 stunning sixes and six fours 
  • His innings helped Mumbai put up 321 runs on the board
  • Mumbai lost its top-four batsmen for just 49 runs

Virat Kohli had flown back home after the first Test concluded, being eventually witness to the birth of his daughter. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • 'Being a father has been and will remain the greatest moment in my life', Kohli said
  • He specifically highlighted the Shardul Thakur-Washington Sundar partnership as an important turning point
  • The first Test between India and England begins on February 5

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to make the announcement. (Photo credit: Twitter/@MahindraRise)

  • Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan and Navdeep Saini will be getting the SUV
  • Thar will also be gifted to Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur
  • 'They’ve made it possible for future generations of youth in India to dream', Anand Mahindra wrote

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Shardul Thakur has scored seven first-class fifties so far. (Photo: Twitter/@imShard)

  • Adding to his seven wickets in the Brisbane Test, Shardul Thakur added 123 runs on the scorecard alongside Washington Sundar
  • The pacer missed out on a five-wicket haul in the match
  • Thakur highlighted the Gabba Test as one with particularly difficult circumstances

.Brisbane QLD, Australia
Mohammed Siraj gestures with the ball as he leaves the field after taking five wickets during day four of the fourth Test against Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Mohammed Siraj took eight wickets during the Gabba Test, including his first fifer in the second innings
  • Shadrul Thakur and Washington Sundar put up a key 123-run stand for the seventh wicket in the first innings
  • Shubman Gill scored 91 in the second innings to pave Indian's historic win

.Brisbane QLD, Australia
India staged a memorable comeback to beat Australia 2-1 in the recently-concluded Test series. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • India now sit atop of the ICC World Test Championship rankings after the win
  • Several young Indian players performed brilliantly in the match
  • After more than 30 years has a visiting team won a Test match at the Gabba

.Brisbane QLD, Australia
Rahane on Tuesday pointed out that as a leader he looked good because everyone else contributed. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BCCI)

  • Ajinkya Rahane said it boiled down to fighting with all the resources they were left with
  • Rahane hailed the youngsters, including Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar
  • Rishabh Pant hit the winning runs for India, securing a series win

.Brisbane QLD, Australia
Rishabh Pant starred with a swashbuckling 89 not out. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • India chased down 328 in the fourth winnings at Brisbane's Gabba
  • Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 89 to guide India past the target
  • Shubman Gill (91) and Chesteshwar Pujara (56) also made significant contributions

.Brisbane QLD, Australia
Shubman Gill departed for 91. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Australia saw their first defeat at the Gabba since 1988
  • RIshabh Pant remained unbeaten on 89*
  • India clinched the series 2-1