Rohit Sharma takes a cheeky dig at Shardul Thakur on his birthday. The Indian pacer celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday.
Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur turned 28 this Wednesday and Indian vice-captain and Mumbai teammate Rohit Sharma took the opportunity to post a hilarious tweet in the pacer’s direction.
Shardul Thakur made his India debut wearing the legendary no.10 Jersey. This caused quite the stir in the country for many believed that the jersey previously worn by Sachin Tendulkar himself, should never be touched again.
Many would even mockingly ask him to change his initials to “ST”. However, Thakur tried to quell the matter explaining that the decision was made due to numerological reasons. Regardless, he was forced to change his number from 10 to 54.
It didn’t help that in the limited opportunities that Shardul Thakur received, he flattered to deceive and is currently out of favour with the national side. He still remains a key component of the Mumbai squad in the domestic circuit though.
While Thakur will want to do away with the memory of having adorned the no.10 Jersey, Mumbai teammate bought the controversy back in the most hilarious way on his twitter handle.
Rohit Sharma takes a cheeky dig at Shardul Thakur on his birthday
Shardul Thakur was the first person to wear the number 10 jersey after Sachin Tendulkar. The uproar that it caused, led to BCCI unofficially retiring the shirt. Rohit Sharma made a reference at Thakur’s attempt at donning the shirt on his twitter.
The India opener wrote:
“Many happy returns of the day buddy. Only the second player to wear the jersey. It takes guts to don that number but clearly you’re the best example of Impossible Is Nothing.”
Shardul is an aggressive quick bowler, who can swing the ball away from the right-handers. He also hits the deck hard, and can often rush batsmen with his skiddy pace. He has been looking to regain his spot back in the side with performances in the domestic circuit. In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, Shardul has picked up nine wickets in six games. He has so far played 5 ODIs, 7 T20Is and a solitary Test for India.
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