India might have lost their second test of the ongoing series against South Africa but Shardul Thakur was definitely the find of the match. Shocking everyone, the Indian pacer picked up as many as 7 wickets against South Africa which is the best figures by any Indian in a test match against South Africa on their home ground.
Despite making history, however, Shardul Thakur was pulled into controversy on Day 4 of the match after he seemingly yelled some cuss words at South African player Temba Bavuma.
So what was it that pissed off the young Indian player?
Well Temba Bavuma was somewhat to blame in this. On a certain delivery of Shardul Thakur, he pulled out at the last moment saying that he was unready, although he was taking the guard. He did the exact same thing a few balls later and Shardul Thakur was having none of it.
The angered fast bowler shouted at Temba Bavuma, saying “What the F*ck!” He was warned by the umpire Allahudien Paleker.
Shardul Thakur picked up a total of 8 wickets against South Africa in the second Test match – 7 in the first innings and 1 in the second innings. He was not to blame in the second innings though as South African captain Dean Elgar proved to be just too good for the Indian bowlers. He toyed with them and single handedly won the match for South Africa. The Test series is now tied 1-1.