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|Born||October 16, 1991|
|Age||30 years 53 days|
|Teams||India, Tata Sports Club, Mumbai A, Mumbai, Punjab Kings, 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, Indians|
|Bat Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowl Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|BBI||61 / 4||52 / 4||27 / 4||19 / 4|
|BBM||155 / 7||52 / 4||27 / 4||19 / 4|
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. With his batting being resourceful, especially in powerhitting, India have tended to use Shardul purely to increase batting depth. Which brings in the point that he could become an all-rounder if he wants to. Realistically, it's about being a more complete bowler with the batting an added bonus.
By Our Biography Entry TeamAs of 22nd February 2018
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