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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Shardul Thakur Wears Jersey No. 10 on Debut, Fans Lash Out at BCCI

Cricketnext Staff |September 2, 2017, 3:24 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Shardul Thakur Wears Jersey No. 10 on Debut, Fans Lash Out at BCCI

New Delhi: Pacer Shardul Thakur made his much awaited ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at the R Premadasa stadium on Thursday, but the fans aren't too happy with him or with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for that matter.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma slammed majestic centuries as India thump Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the penultimate game at in Colombo. This is the largest defeat at home for Sri Lanka in ODIs (in terms of runs). Virat Kohli and Co. bettered India's previous record of 147-run win in 2009, which also came at the same venue.

As for Shardul, he had a good outing with the ball as he ended the match with figures of 1/26 in the seven over that he bowled. However, the fans aren't too happy with Shardul and made their fury known regarding his jersey number.

Shardul opted to wear jersey number 10, which Sachin Tendulkar used to wear before his retirement, and the Indian cricket fans took to social media to slam the BCCI's decision to let the pacer wear it.

The 'Men in Blue' have already taken a 4-0 lead in the five match series and will to give the youngsters another chance in the final ODI, which is scheduled to be played on September 3 at the same venue. And it will be interesting to see that, if Shardul plays that game and which jersey number he dons on that day.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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