Shardul Thakur Biography | Career , Achievement

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Shardul Thakur Biography | Career , Achievement


Personal information
Full name Shardul Narendra Thakur
Born 16 October 1991(age 27)
Palghar, Maharashtra, India
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Bowling All-rounder
International information
National side
  • India
Only Test (cap 294) 12 October 2018 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 218) 31 August 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 18 September 2018 v Hong Kong
ODI shirt no. 54
T20I debut (cap 73) 21 February 2018 v South Africa
Last T20I 14 March 2018 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no. 54
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012 Mumbai
2015-16 Kings XI Punjab
2017 Rising Pune Supergiants(squad no. 10)
2018 – present Chennai Super Kings(squad no. 54)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 1 5 7 56
Runs scored 4 22 1093
Batting average 22 15.61
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/5
Top score 4* 22* 87
Balls bowled 10 215 165 10277
Wickets 0 6 8 188
Bowling average 36.33 30.25 28.31
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 12
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 4/52 4/27 6/31
Catches/stumpings 0/– 3/– 3/– 14/–
Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

Early life 

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

Shardul Thakur was born on “16 October 1991 in Palghar , Maharashtra, India”. 

His father’s name “Narendra Thakur” and mother’s name “Hansa Thakur”. 

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He was educated at ” Anand Ashram Convent High School and Swami Vivekananda International School in Palghar and  University of Mumbai , Mumbai” . 

Domestic Career

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

Earlier in his school cricket, he hit “6 sixes from 6 balls in an over in TVM school”. He started his “first class against Rajasthan Cricket team in Jaipur in November 2012”.

He did not have a good start to his career because he took four wickets on the bowling average of “82.0” from his first four game.

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

“In 2012–13 Ranji season”, he took “27 wickets at 26.25 from six games”, with ‘one five-wicket haul’. In the 2013-14 Ranji season , he took “48 wickets at 20.81 from ten games with five five-wicket hauls”. 

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On 2015-16 Ranji Trophy final, he took “eight wickets against the Saurashtra cricket team” and led “Mumbai cricket team to win its 41st Ranji Trophy title” . 

International Career 

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

In 2016, he was nominated for India’s 16-man squad for the Test tour of the West Indies, but he could not play. In August 2017, he was named in the limited overs of India for the series against Sri Lanka.

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut on ’31 August 2017 against Sri Lanka”. He became the second player to wear the “number 10 jersey next to Sachin Tendulkar”, who raised various controversial comments in the social media.

After returning to the Indian “ODI squad against New Zealand in 2017”, he changed his jersey number to 54 due to above mentioned controversy. On “29 November 2017”, BCCI retired Sachin Tendulkar’s No. 10 jersey.

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

He made his “Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for India against South Africa on 21 February 2018”.

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In March 2018, he has selected to play in the “2018 Nidahas Trophy”. In a match against Sri Lanka he took a career best “4-27”  to bring the game back to India’s favour, winning the Man Of the Match award. He finished with “6 wickets from 5 matches at an average of 29.33”.

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

In May 2018, he named in the Test Team of India for a one-day Test against Afghanistan in June 2018, but he did not play.

IPL Career

Shardul Thakur Biography
Shardul Thakur Biography

He signed up by “Kings XI Punjab for INR 2 million at the 2014” IPL player auction for 2015 season of Indian Premier League and made his debut against Delhi Daredevils where he took “one for 38 in his 4 overs”.

In March 2017, he has acquired by the “Rising Pune Supergiants for the tenth season of the IPL”.  In January 2018, he was bought by the “Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL auction”. 

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