Shardul Thakur has returned home after successful tour of Australia.
Shardul was greeted to loud cheers from fans in his hometown.
India fast bowler Shardul Thakur was greeted with a heroic reception as he returned home after a thrilling Test series win over Australia in their own den.
On Friday, former India international Ramesh Powar took to Twitter to share a video in which Shardul can be seen greeted by loud cheers from fans as his parents welcome him home.
— RAMESH POWAR (@imrameshpowar) January 22, 2021
Shardul, who played his first match of the series and just the second of his Test career at The Gabba, returned with figures of 3/94 and 4/61.
The Mumbaikar also surprised everyone with the bat as he notched up his maiden Test fifty under extreme pressure of losing the series-decider. The 29-year-old shared a 123-run partnership for the sixth-wicket with debutant Washington Sundar to keep India’s first-innings deficit down to just 33 runs.
Notably, Shardul has also grabbed some sharp catches in the field on a tour where both sides dropped sitters. He also top-scored for India in the first innings of the Gabba Test – 67 runs from just 115 balls – and took India’s total to 336 from 186/6.
Recently, Shardul was rewarded for his good outing in Australia as he was named in India’s 18-man Test squad for the upcoming home series against England.
The first Test of the four-match series will start on February 5 in Chennai.