Shardul Thakur smashes Pat Cummins for a sensational six; Twitter goes berserk
It was a shot from a batsman who was probably telling the bowler that the would treat fire with fire.
Updated - Jan 17, 2021 11:52 am
The last thing that a fast bowler would want is to be smashed for a six. And, there is more insult added when the six has been hit by a man who is mainly in the side for his bowling skills. And, there is even more insult to injury that is waiting when you are the No.1 pacer in the world.
The 68th over of the Indian innings witnessed a special shot from the willow of Shardul Thakur. Coming into this Test match, Shardul Thakur had scored just 4 runs in his entire Test career. But then, he had some special treatment reserved for Australia’s premier strike bowler. Pat Cummins bowled a short delivery, probably in a bid to intimidate the new batsman.
But then, Shardul was up to the task. The right-hander swiveled onto the backfoot and just pulled Cummins over the ropes with ease. It was a shot from a batsman who was probably telling the bowler that he would treat fire with fire. And of course, Twitter just could not keep quiet.
You can see the best tweets here
Shardul Thakur's 1st Six
In ODI vs Ben Stokes
In T20I vs Lasith Malinga
In Test vs Pat Cummins*#INDvsAUS
— AADIL (@Aadilafridi10) January 17, 2021
Shardul thakur to pat Cummins…
3 fours and 1 six….
Biggest partnership from India in Brisbane for 7th wicket.. pic.twitter.com/k655SRYrAG
— Mysterio (@KaranDe90087405) January 17, 2021
— अमित सेमल्टी (@amitsemalty) January 17, 2021
Thakur Six to pat cummins…. Like a slap 😘
— Batman07 (@Batman062045490) January 17, 2021
Sixes vs Cummins in Test cricket
Virat Kohli : 0
Shardul Thakur: 1
— Prashanth (@ps_it_is) January 17, 2021
Virat Kohli would be so proud right now.
Thakur aur Sundar shaam tak khel liye!❤️🔥#AUSvIND
— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion_Sub) January 17, 2021
After Seeing The Batting Of Washington Sundar And Shardul Thakur
— ηєнα (@_dreamer__neha) January 17, 2021
Virat Kohli would have waived off his shirt from Gabba's balcony on seeing this beautiful batting from Shardul Thakur 😁🇮🇳
— R🙃hit (@rohit29_) January 17, 2021
Lord Shardul Thakur hit a six against Pat Cummins. Watta Playaaa!!#INDvAUS
— Right Arm Over (@RightArmOver_) January 17, 2021
That's the shot of the day so far. Pulling Cummins for six is no mean feat. Shardul Thakur, you beauty! #AUSvIND
— Aryan Surana (@iamaryansurana) January 17, 2021
— sumanth (@sumanth2571) January 17, 2021
Woke up to Shardul Thakur smashing Cummins for six. Good morning
— ` (@FourOverthrows) January 17, 2021
Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar keep India afloat
The fourth and final Test is poised for an exciting finish. India were reduced to 186/6 at one stage and were in danger of conceding a big lead to the Australians. But then, debutant Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur were involved in a counter-attacking 123-run partnership to keep Australia on the backfoot.
Earlier in the day, Cheteshwar Pujara was the first man to depart. The veteran right-hander nicked Josh Hazlewood into the hands of Tim Paine behind the stumps. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane soon followed suit, as he edged Mitchell Starc to Matthew Wade at slip. Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant too, contributed some useful runs to the Indian total. While Agarwal was dismissed for 38, Pant departed after a breezy 23.
The fourth and final Test at The Gabba holds all the answers for the tantalizingly poised Test series. The Test series between the two sides is currently locked at 1-1. While Australia triumphed at Adelaide in the first Test, India returned came back strongly at Melbourne in the second rubber. The third Test in Sydney ended in a draw, with the Indian willow wielders stepping up to the task. And, whichever side manages to come out on top in this Test match, will walk away with the Border-Gavaskar trophy.