‘Anderson said something to Bumrah which he shouldn’t have’ – Shardul Thakur on pacers’ spat at The Lord’s
In the Lord’s Test, Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson got involved in a small battle which then continued at The Oval as well.
Updated - Sep 16, 2021 5:10 pm
The Test match series between England and India was an enthralling one owing to the intriguing contests it unfolded. When two strong opponents lock horns against each other, it is undoubtedly a high-intensity clash. In the Lord’s Test Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson got involved in a small battle which then continued at The Oval as well. Indian seamer Shardul Thakur has thus opened on the same.
In the second Test match, England speedster Anderson had to face a ten-ball over from Bumrah. The Indian pacer struck with a barrage of bouncers to Anderson in search of his first wicket of the match. Anderson survived the over of Bumrah but eventually lost his wicket to Shami.
Shardul Thakur thus spoke about this incident that caught everybody’s attention. Thakur pointed that the team was trying to dominate Anderson and that the England pacer said something to Bumrah which he shouldn’t have.
“We were trying to attack Anderson. Something had happened during the Lord’s Test and it was carried to The Oval. I was later told that Anderson said something to Bumrah which he shouldn’t have, I was told they (England team) abused Bumrah. Those words cannot be said in public, so everyone got charged up after this,” Thakur said as reported by cricket.com.
I know I can bat, it’s just a matter of application: Shardul Thakur
Thakur had impressed everyone with his belligerent display with the willow in the Test match series against England. India was reduced to 117-6 in the first innings of the fourth Test when Thakur came in to bat. When the visitors lost Rishabh Pant, Thakur took over the responsibility and scored a 36 ball 57 to help India to manage 191 runs in the first innings.
“I know I can bat, it’s just a matter of application. It all depends on how I deliver between those 22 yards. I pick the spots where I can score and where I can’t. After those runs in Brisbane, it was obvious that there has been an impact in the dressing room. At the same time, my confidence has grown. Now, I get to bat regularly in the nets, which shows the team management trusts me. They have the confidence that whenever I play, I will contribute with the bat as well. If anyone felt my innings in Brisbane was a fluke, then best wishes to them,” Shardul Thakur added.