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Shardul Thakur

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NameShardul Thakur
BornOctober 16, 1991
Palghar, Maharashtra
Age28 years 105 days
TeamsIndia, Tata Sports Club, Mumbai A, Mumbai, Kings XI Punjab, West Zone, Rest of India, India A, Indian Board Presidents XI, India B, Mumbai Cricket Association XI, India Blue, Rising Pune Supergiant, Chennai Super Kings, Eagle Thane Strikers, Board Presidents XI
NicknameSN Thakur
Bat StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowl StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Batting Statistics
Batting Statistics for Shardul Thakur. Profile Updated On 29 Wednesday January 2020 150534000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat181236
Inn1418
Runs4522236
Avg0.026.07.2
SR33.33162.5275.00171.43
HS4222215
NO1213
100s0000
50s0000
4s0415
6s0321
Bowling Statistics
Bowling Statistics for Shardul Thakur. Profile Updated On 29 Wednesday January 2020 150534000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat181236
Inn181235
Balls10353243707
Runs93823571065
Wkt081536
BBI9 / 052 / 427 / 419 / 4
BBM9 / 052 / 427 / 419 / 4
Eco5.46.498.939.04
Avg0.047.7523.8029.58
5W0000
10W0000
Profile
Profile for Shardul Thakur. Profile Updated On 29 Wednesday January 2020 150534000000
Hailing from the small town of Palgarh, Maharashtra, Thakur was faced with the oft-mentioned and seldom-addressed problem of traveling nearly a hundred kilometers to Mumbai to pursue his cricketing dreams. From a stereotypical young boy from cricketing backwaters dragging his cricket kit to practice to the most sought-after pace bowler in the Mumbai domestic circuit, Thakur's journey has been one of perseverance and hard work.

In his debut season for Mumbai, his team won the Ranji Trophy (hardly a surprise) but Shardul's personal numbers were fairly underwhelming as he picked up just 4 wickets in as many matches. Nevertheless, Thakur, hardly possessing the build of an athlete at the time, worked on his fitness and honed his skills as he continued to improve in the domestic fold, taking 27 wickets in 6 games in his next season and peaked in the 2013/14 season, taking 48 wickets from 10 games which included an unparalleled five 5-wicket hauls.

Despite consistent performances, Shardul found it difficult to catch the eye of the national selectors owing to a large number of fast bowlers in the fringes of the national side. However, it was during the Ranji final of 2015/16 that the selectors finally took notice of him, having found what they were looking for - the stomach for a fight in a big match. On the biggest domestic stage in Indian cricket, Shardul took 8 wickets in the final and breached one of the most impenetrable defenses in the world (that of Cheteshwar Pujara) with an unplayable delivery to lead his side to their 41st Ranji Trophy victory.

After a long wait, his big moment came in 2016 when he was called up to be a part of the Indian Test squad for the tour of the Caribbean islands. He did not earn the coveted Test cap at the time, an honour that still eludes him. He did, however, officially become a fringe player and had the chance to bowl at some of the world's best batsmen in the nets and has visibly improved as a bowler.

Thakur's forte in the fast-bowling domain is a little different from what Mumbai, and by extension, India have been used to in their history. Thakur is a hit the deck bowler, getting extra bounce and occasional unpredictable seam movement which makes him practically unplayable at times. Over the years, he has also developed other skills, such as the outswinger, which he is extremely proficient at bowling. With the ability to maintain his seam positions while maintaining his pace, he poses a serious threat to batsmen the world over.

His bowling style might not be best suited for T20 cricket as proved by his not-so-glittery IPL career, but he is the kind of asset India would want in off-white attire in the near future. Shardul's career and his success is a testimony to the hard work he has done, and after an impressive start to his limited-overs international career, he certainly looks like a talent to watch out for in future.

By Our Biography Entry Team

As of 22nd February 2018
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