Shardul Thakur is a right arm fast bowler of the Indian cricket team. Shardul had joined Team India in 2016 and is consistently performing well. He started playing with Test cricket and later he has cemented his place in all three formats of cricket. Shardul Thakur, son of a coconut trader born in Palghar Maharashtra, has earned a good name in the cricket world.
Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur was born on 16 October 1991 in Palghar, Maharashtra. Shardul had a passion for cricket since childhood but he lacked the MPs. He did his early studies from Anand Ashram Convent School in Palghar and later he joined Swami Vivekananda International School Palghar.
Shardul used to be more active in the cricket tournaments held in the school. He played a memorable match in school in which he hit 6 sixes in 6 balls while playing for Swami Vivekananda School. From there, Shardul’s friends and he himself had recognized his talent and started working hard to make his career in cricket.
Shardul was more interested in batting in cricket but his coach advised him to bowl. Shardul did a lot of cricket practice, due to no ground near him, he had to travel more than 100 kilometers daily to practice.
Shardul Thakur Personal Information
- Real Name: Shardul Narendra Thakur
- Nick Name: Shardul, Palgar Express
- Age: 29 years (as 2021)
- Date of Birth: 16 October 1991
- Place of Birth: Palghar, Maharashtra
- Profession: Cricket player
- Famous: Bowling
- Home Town: Palghar, Maharashtra
- Current Residence: Palghar, Maharashtra
- Religion: Hindu
- Caste: Thakur
- Nationality: Indian
- School: Anand Ashram Convent School, Palghar Swami Vivekananda International School, Palghar
- College: University of Mumbai
- Education: Graduate
- Zodiac: Libra
- Net worth: 5 to 10 crores
- Father Name: Narendra Thakur
- Mother Name: Hansa Thakur
- Brother Name: Not Known
- Sister Name: Not Known
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Girlfriend Name: Not Known
- Wife Name: none
- Children: none
- Height: Centimeter 175
- Meter: 1.75
- Inch: 5’9″
- Weight: 65 in kg
- Pounds: 143
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye colour: Black
- Favorite sport: Cricket
- Favorite Player: Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- Favorite dish: Chicken Biryani
- Hobby: Listening to Songs, Traveling
Shardul Thakur Career
Shardul Thakur was practicing but he was not getting a chance to see the performance. Then in the year 2012, he played the first match of the first class for Mumbai against Rajasthan in Jaipur. Shardul’s performance here was nothing special, he took 4 wickets for 82 runs in four matches.
In the Ranji tournament of 2013 – 14, he performed better, taking 26 wickets giving only 27 runs in 6 matches. Seeing this great performance of his, he got a chance to play Vijay Hazare Trophy in the year 2014. In the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy tournament, he took 8 wickets against Saurashtra and led Mumbai to the winner’s title.
IPL 2015 selection
Shardul Thakur’s performance in domestic matches made headlines and for the 2015 IPL, Shardul was bought by Kings 11 Punjab for 20 lakhs. But he got very few chances to play, he played the first match of IPL career against Delhi Daredevils in which he took 1 wicket for 38 runs in 4 overs.
After this, Shardul was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants in 2017 and in the year 2018 he was included in his team by Chennai Super Kings and still he is playing for Chennai Super Kings.
Debut in International Cricket
Shardul Thakur was included in the Indian team in international cricket in 2016 for the series against West Indies but he did not get a chance to play. In 2017 Shardul made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka and in 2018 he made his T20 International debut against South Africa.
In 2018, Shardul Thakur played the Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka, in which he took 4 wickets for just 27 runs in a match and was the best performance of his career
Apart from bowling, Shardul Thakur also bats well.
Shardul did 13 kg weight work in a few months on the advice of Sachin Tendulkar.
Shardul Thakur spent two weeks with former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, which gave him a lot to learn in bowling.
Shardul was the second player to wear jersey number 10, before that Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey number 10 was due to controversy and Shardul changed his jersey number.
Shardul got the Man of the Match title in the Niwas Trophy match against Sri Lanka.
Shardul Thakur does not smoke and consume alcohol.
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