Last Updated: 09 Oct, 2023 | Views: 285
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Cricketer
Famous For: Indian international cricketer
Higher Education: Graduate
Shardul Narendra Thakur is an international cricket player for India. He bowls at a medium pace. He represents Mumbai in first-class cricket. He was included in India's 16-man squad for the country's 2016 Test tour of the West Indies, however he was not selected to play. He was selected for India's limited-overs team for the series versus Sri Lanka in August 2017. On August 31, 2017, he played his first One Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka. Following Sachin Tendulkar, he became the second cricketer from India to adorn the number 10 shirt, sparking a flurry of subversive remarks on social media.
In 2012: He played his first First-class match for Mumbai with Rajasthan in the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy at Jaipur.
In 2014: His List A debut came during the Vijay Hazare Trophy of 2013-14, when he made his debut for Mumbai.
In 2018: Shardul played in his first Test against the West Indies, becoming the 294th member of Team India to do so.
In 2018: He was chosen to play for India in the single Test against Afghanistan.
In 2022: Shadul Thakur captured his first five-wicket success in Test matches against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium, along with the best bowling figures for an Indian bowler versus South Africa.
Achievements and Awards:
He helped Mumbai win their 41st Ranji Trophy by taking 8 wickets against the Saurashtra squad in the 2015–16 Ranji series.
In ten matches in Ranji 2013-14, Thakur claimed 48 wickets with a league average of 20.81. He took 5 five-wicket hauls during the tournament.
Shardul was chosen to represent Mumbai in the 2013 Ranji Trophy, but his overweight physique drew harsh criticism.
He developed his skills even further by getting training from the mercurial fast bowler Glenn McGrath.