Thakur was named Player of the Match in the Indore ODI for his all-round performances, contributing 25 runs and taking 3 wickets. Jaffer also mentioned that when Deepak Chahar returns from injury, he will also be a contender for the role.
Jaffer praises Thakur’s ability to pick up big wickets and his variations in bowling, calling him a hard-working man and someone with a big heart. He also points out that Thakur’s batting ability, specifically at the No.8 position, is vital for the team.
With 6 wickets in the series and a crucial contribution in the Indore ODI, Thakur’s performance is making him a strong contender for the third seamer spot in the Indian side, ahead of the forthcoming ODI World Cup 2023.