Shardul Thakur received an SUV from Anand Mahindra.© Twitter
India’s famous Test series in Australia earlier this year saw many youngsters stepping up to the big stage and performing. Six such young players who played a key role throughout the four-match Test series Down Under were promised SUVs. T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur received their cars recently and thanked Anand Mahindra for recognising their contribution during the tour of Australia. In reply, Anand Mahindra said the pacer earned the gift and thanked him for “making the nation proud.”
You earned it @imShard Thank you once again for making the nation proud.
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 3, 2021
“You earned it @imShard Thank you once again for making the nation proud,” Anand Mahindra tweeted.
On January 23, Anand Mahindra had promised to gift SUVs to Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur.
India battled their way through injuries and despite being forced to hand debuts to five players in the Tests against Australia, the visitors came out on top.
Recently, after receiving his SUV, T Natarajan sent a return gift to Anand Mahindra — his jersey from his debut Test.
On the tour, India lost the first Test after a dramatic batting collapse in Adelaide.
The visitors then came roaring back to win the next Test in Melbourne by eight wickets.
India then drew the third Test in a thrilling contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground and then breached the Gabba fortress to take home the four-match series 2-1.
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