Rohit Sharma, the vice-captain of Team India in limited-overs, took to social media to wish Shardul Thakur on the occasion of his birthday. Shardul, who is bowling brilliantly in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, celebrated his 28th birthday with the Mumbai team on October 16.
Shardul is an aggressive quick bowler, who can swing the ball away from the right-handers. He also hits the deck hard, and can often rush batsmen with his skiddy pace. The speedster also plays for the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
Thakur made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka two years ago but became the subject of an unwanted criticism after he wore the iconic number 10 jersey which was previously donned by the legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Soon after the game, the fast bowler himself cleared the air and explained the reason for him donning the No. 10 jersey. He said that the sum of his birth date is 10 and hence decided to get the number of the jersey as 10, and it had nothing to do with the Master Blaster. But Rohit Sharma has started making fun of him ever since then.
And on Shardul’s 28th birthday, Rohit once again posted a cheeky tweet: “Many happy returns of the day buddy. Only the second player to wear the jersey. It takes guts to don that number but clearly you’re the best example of Impossible Is Nothing @imShard,” he wrote.
Many happy returns of the day buddy. Only the second player to wear the jersey. It takes guts to don that number but clearly you’re the best example of Impossible Is Nothing 😮😀 @imShard pic.twitter.com/xLovSXSAZG
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 16, 2019
Here’s how others wished Shardul Thakur on his birthday:
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 16, 2019
— Akshar Patel (@akshar2026) October 16, 2019
Shardul Thakur took the most number of Wickets and also bowled the second most number of dot balls for @chennaiipl in IPL 2018
— Lakshmi Narayanan (@lakshuakku) October 16, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 16, 2019