Shardul prepared for the big moment

Shardul Thakur is yet to get a game for India despite receiving his maiden call-up more than a year ago, but the Mumbai pacer says he has been patiently preparing himself for the big moment. Shardul could make his international debut on Thursday.

“Over the past few years I have been working hard. Whenever I get a chance to play, I should be ready. Keeping that in mind I always prepare for the game,” said Shardul on Wednesday.

Asked about working with Bharat Arun, Shardul said: “This is my first assignment with him in the (Indian) team and so far it’s been good,” said Shardul.

“I have asked about his experiences. He has given me advice whenever I have asked him. He’s a wicket-keeper and seen lot of bowlers very closely, and knows what do they do in a particular situation,” said Shardul about M.S. Dhoni. “Playing with him in the IPL was a great boost because I learnt a lot from him.”

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