15 Amazing Facts about Shardul Thakur

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15 Amazing Facts about Shardul Thakur:

Field of Dreams:

In the 2016 final against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy, Shardul Thakur bowled the ball of his life. His dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara on the third day, the ball coming above the length and hitting the shoulder of the bat, was probably the ball of the match.

Weight Loss Program:

Thakur was not a part of the Mumbai team in early 2013 after being asked by his teammates and coaches to lose weight.

Jimmy Anderson Template:

James Anderson is probably the best exponent of swing bowling at the moment. Although Thakur really has a long way to go before getting close to being as good as Anderson, he swings the ball both ways. Apart from this, he can bowl the ball at good pace and can also reverse swing the ball.

Warming up the bench:

After being bought by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL auction, Shardul Thakur was an unused substitute and remained on the bench throughout the season. After coming out disappointed at not being played, he was later released by the franchise.

Took 41 wickets in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy season:

Thakur was one of the key performers for Mumbai in the last edition’s Ranji Trophy, becoming Mumbai’s highest wicket-taker with 41 wickets. He showed his dominance over the batsmen and took five wickets twice at an average of 24.51 and an excellent economy rate of 2.75.

The wolf Pack:

Thakur returned to the Mumbai team after losing his increased weight. This was the formation of the Wolf Pack which included players like Shreyas Iyer, Aditya Tare and Akhil Herwadkar.

Hit 6 sixes in an over in Harris Shield in 2006:

Thakur first made headlines when he hit 6 sixes in an over in the Harris Shield. This was the first instance of 6 sixes being hit in the Harris Shield, making him the third player to achieve this feat after Gary Sobers and Ravi Shastri. Next year, after Thakur, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh also achieved the same feat.

Coming again:

The 2014–15 Ranji Trophy season was somewhat of a comeback for Shardul Thakur. After being much leaner than before, Thakur returned to action taking 48 wickets in the season.

Crownless King:

Kings XI Punjab signed Thakur for Rs 20 lakh in the 2014 IPL player auction, but he got to play only one match in his first two seasons for the team.

Proteas Water Separator:

Thakur’s performances so impressed the selectors that he received an India ‘A’ call-up at the end of the 2014–15 season. He also played for the Board President’s XI against the touring South African team in late 2015. He took four wickets, which also included the wickets of Faf du Plessis and captain Hashim Amla.


Thakur did not get opportunities with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), even though he was retained by the team in this edition of the IPL. He made his debut for KXIP in IPL 2015 against Delhi Daredevils (DD), finishing with figures of 3-0-38-1.

Mumbai Trains:

As is the case with many cricketers from the state, kitbags and trains tell a vivid tale. Hailing from Palghar town, 87 km north of Mumbai, he spent his early cricketing years carrying his kitbag on the city’s early-morning trains.

Useful batsmen with two first-class fifties:

Thakur has focused more on his bowling but is also a useful batsman with two first-class fifties, both coming against Uttar Pradesh in different seasons. His highest score is 87.

Grew Up In Palghar:

Like many other cricketers, the kit bag and trains tell a colorful story. He grew up in Palghar, a town 87 kilometers north of Mumbai, and spent his early cricket years taking the early-morning train into the city with his kitbag. During his teenage years, Shardul Thakur used to travel around 7 hours a day while working hard to earn a livelihood.

The Opposite Dhawal:

Dhawal Kulkarni is perhaps one of the most successful bowlers of modern times. Shardul Thakur is also staking his claim by taking a lot of wickets, he is a bit like ‘Lil’ Dhawal Kulkarni. Although his rhythmic bowling action is somewhat similar to that of Kulkarni, his hard work is the epitome of the same.


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