Want to test myself by bowling to Virat Kohli at the nets: Shardul Thakur

Bengaluru: After being picked into the national team for the upcoming tour against West Indies, Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur today stated that he wants to test himself by bowling to Test skipper Virat Kohli at the nets.

Thakur got full confidence from the selectors subsequent to the terrific Ranji Trophy performance (41 wickets in the 2015-16 season).

Thakur stated: “Bowling to good batsmen in the nets is always an advantage as it shows you where you stand, what you need to work on and how you can improve. So, I am looking forward to bowling to Virat Kohli in the nets and test myself.”

“There is always a bit of nervousness when you are new to the setup. I was nervous before landing here, but once I talked to the guys, I settled down. When we fly to St. Kitts, I might be a bit nervous but at the same time, it gets the best out of me,” he said.