What Shardul Thakur tells himself if he leaks runs

Shardul Thakur topped India’s wickets charts in their T20I sweep of New Zealand, taking eight in five games at 19.62. In the three ODIs that followed, as New Zealand returned the favour, blanking India 3-0, that average of Thakur’s went up to 56.75. And through both series, when he was striking regularly and when he was not, Thakur was not the most economical of India’s bowlers by a margin – overall only Shivam Dube was more expensive in the T20Is, only Kuldeep Yadav in the ODIs.

Asked about where he went wrong in the ODIs and how he dealt with leaking all those runs, he came across as positive and practical in his self-assessment at an event in Mumbai on Monday. “It’s okay to go for runs. Not every time will you end up bowling extraordinarily,” Thakur said. “But if you’re going to win the game… I think this way, if I’m going to go for 20 runs [in an over] then how can I cut it down…

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