Indian cricketers T Natarajan & Shardul Thakur get 2020 Thar SUVs as gift from Anand Mahindra

Back in January, Anand Mahindra announced that he will gift brand-new Mahindra Thar to six debutants in the test team of India. Playing against Australia in their home country, the six young lads did quite well for the team and hence, got the brand-new Thar as a gift. Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan have received the Thar SUVs recently and they thanked Anand Mahindra on social media.

Indian cricketers T Natarajan & Shardul Thakur get 2020 Thar SUVs as gift from Anand Mahindra

T Natarajan received the red coloured Mahindra Thar hardtop version. He uploaded a picture of the Mahindra Thar with him signing the jersey from Australia as a return gift to Anand Mahindra. He signed and sent back the jersey that he wore during the Gabba test match.

Natarajan uploaded a few pictures of the vehicle and said,

“As I drive the beautiful Mahindra Thar home today, I feel immense gratitude towards Shri @anandmahindra for recognising my journey & for his appreciation. I trust sir, that given your love for cricket, you will find this signed shirt of mine from the Gabba Test meaningful.”

T Natarajan was playing his second test match when he picked up important wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade during the 1st innings of Gabba Test match. India won the match to win the series by 2-1.

Indian cricketers T Natarajan & Shardul Thakur get 2020 Thar SUVs as gift from Anand Mahindra

Shardul Thakur, another young lad in the pace attack of the team received his brand-new Mahindra Thar. He chose the silver colour of the Mahindra Thar and also posted a picture with the vehicle. Thakur was called for the last test match in Australia after the mainstream players were injured and were ruled out. He played only one game and made a big difference. He picked up three wickets and scored quite a few runs with Washington Sundar to make a partnership of 123 runs, which helped India to post a competitive total.

More players to get the all-new Thar

Soon after India won the test match series in Australia, Anand Mahindra made the announcement. The six players are Shardul Thakur, T Natrajan, Mohammed Siraj,  Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, T Natarajan and Shubman Gill. With the last test match win, India won the series 2-1. The last test match became extremely exciting and even without the Indian cricket team’s captain – Virat Kohli, the team won the last match.

Long waiting period for Mahindra Thar

Launched in October 2020, the Mahindra Thar has attracted a major number of buyers. Reeling from the shortage of chipsets, the Mahindra Thar is currently on a long waiting period that can extend to 12 months depending on the location and the variant.

The SUV is available with three rooftop options. There is a hardtop, a soft rooftop and a convertible soft top. The cabin also gets a slew of new additions like front-facing rear seats, a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS, airbags, and two airbags, cruise control, traction control, VSM and more. Mahindra Thar is the first off-road vehicle in India that has scored a 4-star safety rating.

Mahindra offers both petrol and diesel engine options with the all-new Thar. In fact, both the engine options also get a 6-speed automatic transmission too. All the variants of the Mahindra Thar get a 4X4 system.