Shardul Thakur Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Shardul Thakur Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 69 kg
Date of Birth October 16, 1991
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Dark Brown

Shardul Thakur is an Indian professional cricketer who first started getting noticed after capturing 48 wickets from just 10 games, including 5 five-wicket hauls, with his skiddy pace bowling in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy (India’s domestic first-class competition) season. After consistent performances in the ensuing years, he made his ODI debut in August 2017 for the men’s senior national team and has played intermittently in all 3 formats. Since being picked for the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants franchise in 2017, he has also become a regular feature in the IPL (Indian Premier League).

Born Name

Shardul Narendra Thakur

Nick Name

Palghar Express, Dhool

Shardul Thakur in an Instagram selfie as seen in February 2019
Shardul Thakur in an Instagram selfie as seen in February 2019 (Shardul Thakur / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Palghar, Maharashtra, India

Residence

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Shardul had attended and represented in cricket, the Swami Vivekanand International School in Borivali, Mumbai.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Narendra Thakur
  • Mother – Hansa Thakur
  • Siblings – He has a sister.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Medium

Role

Bowling All-Rounder

Jersey Number

10, 54 – ODI, T20I, IPL

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

69 kg or 152 lbs

Shardul Thakur as seen in August 2018
Shardul Thakur as seen in August 2018 (Shardul Thakur / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Shardul Thakur in a selfie in October 2016
Shardul Thakur in a selfie in October 2016 (Shardul Thakur / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Sports a lightly trimmed beard
  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped, wavy hair
  • Has a cut mark on his right eyebrow
  • Affable smile

Religion

Hinduism

Shardul Thakur in a selfie as seen in July 2017
Shardul Thakur in a selfie as seen in July 2017 (Shardul Thakur / Instagram)

Shardul Thakur Facts

  1. As Shardul’s hometown of Palghar was 87 km north of the megapolis of Mumbai and he wished to train there in his formative years, he would spend hours in local trains making the daily to-and-fro journey.
  2. While representing Swami Vivekanand International School in junior-level cricket, Shardul had achieved the rare distinction of hitting sixes from all 6 balls in an over.
  3. After his debut season of domestic cricket in 2012-13, which was not highly impactful, he was advised by his teammates and management to lose some weight to enhance his on-field performance. Shardul paid heed to the advice and shed more than 10 kg before the start of the next season.
  4. He played a starring role in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy Trophy final as he picked up 8 wickets against Saurashtra, helping Mumbai win the Ranji Trophy title for the 41st time, the most by a massive distance for any team in the history of Indian first-class cricket.
  5. In the early stages of his international career, he used to wear the number 10 jersey for India. This raised a massive furor on social media as the number 10 jersey is more or less synonymous with the iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. He eventually changed his jersey number to 54 due to the controversy and in November 2017, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unofficially retired the number 10 jersey.
  6. In October 2018, he achieved his dream of playing a Test match for India when he was selected in the playing XI for a game against the West Indies which made him the 294th player to represent India in the Test Match format. His dream debut was abruptly ended though when he picked up a groin strain in his right leg after bowling just 10 deliveries. The injury ended his participation in the match.
  7. 3 years after starring in the final of the Ranji Trophy, Shardul was a part of another major final. Although he had played very few matches in the league stage of IPL 2019, he was selected to appear in the final by his franchise Chennai Super Kings. He bowled well in the game, picking up 2 wickets, but got dismissed Leg Before Wicket (LBW) on the last ball of the match that resulted in a heart-breaking 1-run defeat for his team.

Featured Image by Shardul Thakur / Instagram

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