Shardul Thakur is an Indian Cricketer. He plays first-class cricket for Mumbai in IPL. He plays for various teams in IPL like the Mumbai Cricket team, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Super Giants (In 2017), Chennai super King and India A cricket team. Shardul is an audacious fast bowler who mostly relies on his strength of hitting the deck hard. His biggest weapon though is swinging the new ball. Over the years, Shardul has fixed himself in the star-studded Mumbai line up as their spearhead bowler.
He along with the veteran Dhawal Kulkarni was instrumental in Mumbai winning their 41st Ranji title. Thakur was adjourned Man of the Match for taking eight wickets in the match which included the wicket of the star Indian batsman Pujara. Thakur completed his schooling from Anand Ashram convent English high school, Palghar, Mumbai, and Swami Vivekanand International School, Palghar, Mumbai. He completed his higher education from the University of Mumbai.
Shardul Thakur is an Indian Cricketer. He plays first-class cricket for Mumbai in IPL. He plays for various teams in IPL like the Mumbai Cricket team, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Super Giants (In 2017), Chennai super King, and India A cricket team.
|Birth Name||Shardul Narendra Thakur|
|Nick Name||Not Known|
|Age||(as in 2023) 32 Years|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Libra|
|Birth Place||Palghar, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||16 October 1991|
|Home Town||Palghar, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Watching films, playing football & badminton|
|Mother's Name||Hansa Thakur|
|Father's Name||Narendra Thakur|
Girlfriends/Affairs/ Marital Status and More
|Wife/Spouse||Mittali Parulkar (Fiance)(e. 2021)|
|School|| Anand Ashram Convent English High School, Palghar, Mumbai|
Swami Vivekanand International School, Palghar, Mumbai
|College/University||University of Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm|
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (Approx.)||66 kg|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Favourite Food||Sea Food|
|Favourite Cricketer||Sachin Tendulkar|
|International Debut||Test- 12 October 2018, vs West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
ODI- 31 August 2017, vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium
T20- N/A 21 February 2018, vs South Africa at SuperSport Park
|Jersey Number||#10 (Rising Pune Supergiants)|
|Domestic/State||Teams Mumbai, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Records/Achievements||• While playing for his school in the Harris Shield Trophy 2006, Thakur hit 6 sixes in an over and became the third ever cricketer to do so.|
• In 2012-13 Ranji season, he took 27 wickets in 6 matches averaging 26.25 which included one five-wicket haul.
• Thakur claimed 48 wickets in the ten matches of Ranji season 2013-14. His 5 five-wicket haul in the tournament helped him finish the season with an average of 20.81.
• He took 8 wickets against Saurashtra cricket team in the 2015-16 Ranji season and led Mumbai to win its 41st Ranji Trophy title.
Career Turning Point His ability to swing the bowl and his performances in the domestic cricket made it possible for the paceman to play in the Indian Premier League in 2015.
|Teams Played for||India, India A, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, Tata Sports Club.|
|Nature on the Field||Aggresive|
Shardul was born to Narendra Thakur and Hansa Thakur in the small town of Palgarh, about a hundred kilometers from Mumbai. His brother or sister related information not much available. He completed his schooling in Anand Ashram Convent English High School, Palgarh but later came to Swami Vivekanand International School, Borivali. Later, he completed his higher studies from the University of Mumbai.
Shardul Thakur Net Worth
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023||$4.5 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022||$3.5 Million|
|Annual Salary||$1.5 Million +|
|Income Source||Main Income source Cricket Player (profession)|
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Setbacks continued to occur; he was dropped from the U-19 Mumbai squad due to weight issues. He struggled and finally made his debut for the Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy in November 2012 against Rajasthan in Jaipur. Picking up figures of 1/82 proved it was quite underwhelming. He played 3 more matches that season and picked as many wickets at an average of 82. He weighed 83 kg, a heavyweight for someone of his height and his fitness was no way close to that of an athlete. Shardul had to make a transformation.
And he did it. In the next season in 2013, he shed 13 kgs and returned to play for Mumbai. Leaner, meaner and fast, he picked up 27 wickets in 6 matches at 26.25 with one 5-wicket haul. He upped his game, even more, to take 48 wickets in 10 matches with five 5-wicket hauls and finished as the joint highest wicket-taker, along with Vinay Kumar in Ranji Trophy 2014. The 2015-16 season was another successful campaign for Shardul.
Probably the most polarising day of his career. The date was 31 August 2017, ODI against Sri Lanka and Shardul Thakur makes his debut. What is so special about that? Well, he is donning the iconic number “10” jersey. The iconic number was worn, got popular and reached legendary status when donned by the “God of Cricket“, Sachin Tendulkar. He had a decent debut, registering a 1-26 in 7 overs. But the number on his jersey led to a lot of controversy and fans were not happy.
They took him to the task and also questioned the cricket board’s respect towards Sachin and his fans. Social media was flooded that day, with Thakur being criticized for this move.
He switched his jersey number to 54 and has played 6 more ODIs since then taking a 4/52 in his third ODI. That remains his best return to date. He, just like in his domestic career has proved that he can be handy at times with the bat too. He has a top score of 22* and also scored 17* runs of 6 balls against West Indies to seal the recently-concluded series for India.
Shardul Thakur T20 and IPL Career
Shardul’s debut for India in T20s came against South Africa in February 2018 and took 1/31 in 4 overs. His best figures of 4-27, came in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy which won him the “Man of the Match” award and India, the match. He has bagged a total of 11 wickets in 9 matches at an economy of 8.41 runs per over. He has to improve his figures or else he will have to lose his place to bowlers like Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini. His IPL career began in a modest way when he was bought by Kings XI Punjab in 2014 IPL auction for 2 million. He was quite expensive in his debut, taking 1-38 in four overs against Delhi Daredevils.
After an unimpressive campaign, he was released by KXIP and was visibly upset with that. He was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiants and this is where his career changed in T20s at least. He gave a return of 11 wickets in 12 matches and was on the right path under the able leadership of MS Dhoni. In 2018, he came to Chennai Super Kings and formed a formidable bowling partnership with Deepak Chahar. He has taken a total of 24 wickets in 23 matches and has been used in the death overs as well.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shardul Thakur
- Shardul was once a fat lad and weighed about 85 kgs, for which, he was suggested by the former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to get it cut so as to appear at Television playing the game for the country.
- He was selected to represent Mumbai in Ranji Trophy in 2013 but was widely criticized for his overweight physique.
- Thakur got training under none other than mercurial fast bowler Glenn McGrath which helped him refine skills even better.
- Kings XI Punjab signed him for INR 20 Lakh at the 2014 IPL auctions but didn’t play him till 2015.
- For the 2017 season of IPL, Rising Pune Supergiants acquired the fast bowler at the auctions.
What Is The Age Of Shardul Thakur?
32 Years (16 October 1991)
Where Did Shardul Thakur Born?
Palghar Shardul Thakur Was Born On 16-10-1991 In Palghar In The State Of Maharashtra, India. He Is An Indian Cricket Player.
Is Shardul Thakur A Maharashtrian?
Shardul Was Born Into A Maharashtrian Family. His Mother’s Name Is Hansa Thakur And his Father Name Is Narendra Thakur. His Brother Or Sister Related Information Not Much Available.
What Is The Jersey Number Of Shardul Thakur?
He Made His One Day International (ODI) Debut On 31 August 2017 Against Sri Lanka. He Became The Second Indian Cricketer To Wear The Number 10 Jersey After Sachin Tendulkar, Which Raised Various Controversial Comments In Social Media. Later, He Changed His Jersey Number To 54 Due To Controversy.