Thakur played the T20 format for India during Hardik Pandya’s long and intense recovery program but a poor economic rating of 9.15 essentially pushed him out of the team’s sights. national selection.
“Of course, it’s a big step backwards. Every player dreams of playing in the World Cup, not only playing but also winning,” Thakur said before the second ODI match against South Africa.
“It’s okay, I didn’t get picked this time. But there’s still a lot of cricket and there’s an ODI World Cup next year. My focus will be on doing well in whatever game I play and contributing to the victory.” , the Mumbai man, who is just short of twice to complete 100 international wickets across the format, said.
India took another big blow to their T20 World Cup campaign as injured Deepak Chahar, who was on the bench, was dropped from the ongoing series and his chances of going to Australia looked distant. great.
“Injuries are an inevitable part of the game, at some point someone will get hurt. We shouldn’t take it lightly. There are many more matches to come,” he said.
When asked if he had any illusions about his chances, the 30-year-old said: “If an injury happens anyone can come in at any time. Right now your responsibility is available. ready whenever and wherever you are asked to. Will be mentally ready if I am called up. It’s all in my hands.”
Want to make a difference with bat lowered
Thakur adds that he is honing his batting skills to make a difference in the lower order, something that was shown in his 66-93 running partnership with Sanju Samson in the first ODI .
Chasing a record of 250 in 40 rounds, India was 51/4 but Sanju Samson (86 didn’t come out) and Thakur (33) revived their hopes only by missing nine runs.
“If you see teams that have done really well at international level, their batting is pretty deep. For example Australia, they have guys like Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc is 8th or 9th. Even against with that problem is England..
“I’ve been focusing on my hitting for quite some time now. Obviously hitting a 7 or hitting a 9 if they can contribute that’s always great. That gives you a boost. opportunity.
“We can also have a formation that hits the ball deep and makes the difference – a difference of 15-20 runs can be crucial in winning a match, especially in whiteball cricket. ,” he say.
It’s not fair to criticize Indian archers
The Indian team’s bowling team may have faced criticism belatedly but Thakur said it was unfair because rival bowlers were also running the leak.
“It’s not fair to criticize the Indians, even their pitchers are taken to the cleaners. We won the T20I series, but they were also defeated.
“I think before questioning consistency, we should look at the condition of the racquet. Sometimes in an ODI match more than 350 runs are scored so in that case every athlete. throw the ball is hit.” be it on a ball court or a bowling alley, most were already competitive. We won most of the games and showed consistency,” he added.