India beat England in the ODI series as well as the Men in Blue ended the home season in international cricket with a first class victory over the English side in all three formats – 3-1 test series, T20I series by 3-2, and ODI series by 2-1.
In the limited series, Shardul Thakur has proven to be the “partnership breaker” leading the rankings for gate sockets in the ODI and T20I series.
Although Bhuvneshwar Kumar did extremely well in terms of saving rate, Thakur dominated the opposition after choosing crucial wickets for India.
Shardul, in the third ODI in the series, came up with a 21-point, 30-point cameo helping India break through the 300-point mark. However, the man is now in the limelight but not for his bowling alley.
Thakur was spotted bowling with his middle finger and the moment went viral on Twitter. Internet users have started to come up with interesting memes about the Indian pacemaker. As for the delivery, the ball seems to be a new variant of the knuckleball to outsmart opposing batsmen.
– Safir (@safiranand) March 28, 2021
– Shardulkar ™ (@Shardulkar) March 28, 2021
Shardul Thakur Inventing The Fuckle Ball pic.twitter.com/VPD6LihE1G
– Parthh (@paarrthhh) March 28, 2021
Lord ‘Shardul’ Thakur to his haters pic.twitter.com/Evs3QtpZUK
– G! ®! $ # (@ViratkohliFab) March 28, 2021
Lord Shardul Thakur to those who do not believe in his supremacy
– Rajbir (@ rajbirdey10) March 28, 2021
As for the clash, Shardul, in the third ODI, picked up four crucial wickets from Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid.
In response to India’s 329/10, England posted 322/9 in 50 overs. Versatile player Sam Curran nearly won the game away from India with his unbeaten 95 points.
However, despite losing the ODI Series, England continue to remain at the top of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table with 40 points. India is currently in seventh place with 29 points. Australia, New Zealand and Afghanistan occupy the top three places.