Well, he is a bowler and hence you do not expect Shardul Thakur to hit a six – that too, to get off the mark. If that was not enough, it was his first scoring shot in Test cricket. Thakur hit a six off Pat Cummins to get off the mark on day three during the fourth and final Test at Gabba, Brisbane on Sunday.

With the six, Thakur became the second Indian player whose first scoring shot in Test cricket is a six. The first Indian to hit a six as their first scoring shot in Test cricket is wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Interestingly, Thakur came into bat at the departure of Pant.

The six off the No 1 bowler in Tests has got fans reacting:

Thakur is no muck with the bat, he can bowl well and wield his willow effectively. He has six fifties to his name in first-class cricket.

With India in a spot of bother, Thakur would be expected to get among the runs and help cut down the trail.

At the time of filing the copy, he was batting with Washington Sundar – who is playing his debut Test. India still trails by 154 runs and with two days to go, there is plenty of time for a result.