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Shardul Thakur debuts with Sachin Tendulkar's iconic no.10 jersey, bashed on Twitter

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 1, 2017, 5:56 pm IST
Updated Sep 1, 2017, 6:28 pm IST
While many would have hoped for a positive debut for Shardul, fans were enraged with the Mumbai pacer's jersey number.
The former Rising Pune Supergiant bowler soon became a subject of criticism on Twitter, with many fans protesting against him to surrender the no.10 jersey number. (Photo: PTI/AP)
 The former Rising Pune Supergiant bowler soon became a subject of criticism on Twitter, with many fans protesting against him to surrender the no.10 jersey number. (Photo: PTI/AP)

Colombo: With Team India taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, skipper Virat Kohli handed young pacer Shardul Thakur his first international 50-over cap during the 4th ODI on Thursday.

While fans would have hoped for a positive debut for Shardul, many of them were enraged on witnessing the Mumbai bowler don the number 10 jersey, previously worn by Sachin Tendulkar. The former Rising Pune Supergiant bowler soon became a subject of criticism on Twitter, with many fans protesting against him to surrender his jersey number.  

 

Shardul later revealed the reason behind choosing Sachin’s iconic jersey number. While addressing the media, the pacer revealed the sum of his birth date is 10 that prompted him to choose the number. 

 

Surprisingly, Shardul also hails from Mumbai like the ‘God of Cricket’ and the initials of his name ‘ST’ also strike a chord with the Master Blaster. 

Shardul was previously a part of the Virat Kohli’s side since 2016 when the Men in Blue toured West Indies but did not play any match. However, the Mumbai speedster grabbed his opportunity with both hands on his debut with economical figures of 26-1 in 7 overs.

Slotting in for the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul is likely to play the 5th and the final ODI on Sunday.  

 

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