My positivity and passion can help India win T20 World Cup: Shardul Thakur
By: PTI | Mumbai |

Published: February 17, 2020 6:04:31 pm


Shardul Thakur has 21 wickets from 15 T20Is. (PTI/File Photo) 

Leaving the hammering in New Zealand behind, pacer Shardul Thakur on Monday exuded loads of confidence, asserting that he’ll study from his “mistakes” and passionately work in the direction of serving to India win the World T20.

Shardul gave away loads of runs within the latest One-day Internationals towards the Black Caps and confronted criticism for his wayward bowling. He now has his eyes set on the showpiece in Australia later this 12 months.

“Certainly I have my eyes on World Cup. The positivity that I bring into the game and the amount of confidence I have, the way I am passionate about the game will help the team to win the World Cup or at least do the job fairly,” he informed reporters in Mumbai.

Shardul, who has 21 wickets from 15 T20Is, stated taking part in within the IPL is essential and he’ll look to take ahead the momentum he positive factors within the cash-rich league, beginning in March finish.

“Definitely, the IPL is important and the momentum we gain from the IPL will be crucial going forward. There is the Sri Lanka T20s coming up and we are going to Zimbabwe after IPL. Then we are playing Asia Cup going into T20 World Cup. So whatever momentum we gain from IPL will be important and will be crucial going ahead. We just need to carry (it) forward in the tournaments after IPL,” Shardul stated after being named because the model ambassador of ‘Tata Power’. He will play for the Chennai Super Kings.

Shardul didn’t have the most effective of occasions in ODIs in New Zealand and he stated he would take it as a studying expertise.

“I will study my mistakes and consider them as learning experiences. It was only my first trip to New Zealand and as compared to the other players, I have not played as many games for India. Currently, I am just into that phase where I am gaining experience and going forward, I will try to produce greater contributions for the team’s cause,” he added.

Shardul stated he at all times appears to be like to concede much less runs after an costly over. “It is okay to go for runs, not every time you will end up bowling extraordinary. I think that way if I am going to go for 20 runs in this over, then how can I cut it down to 16, 14 or 15 (as) in the end (it) will make difference of 5-6 runs. (If) we are defending (then) in the last over the team will have 16 runs instead of 10 runs. Or if we are bowling first, we will have to score those many less runs. That’s what I keep telling myself. You just have to keep your head high and keep trying and executing things,” he stated.

Of late, Shardul has received India video games together with his batting and he reminded that he has achieved it up to now, too, in class and college stage. “I always believed that I could bat and make useful contributions for the team. Whenever I played for my school, college or domestic team, the role never changes. If I am playing international cricket, my role remains the same.”

“Whenever I am batting at 9/8/7, I can get an opportunity, I have to just go out there, read the situation, play accordingly and score as many runs I can,” Shardul signed off.

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