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“I Am Fine With Any Name” – Shardul Thakur Reveals His Nicknames Ahead Of Edgbaston Test

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur (Credit: Twitter)

Team India pacer Shardul Thakur has been with the Indian team for a long now. The Mumbai cricketer has influenced everyone with his bowling and batting abilities. Thakur has been a part of the Indian Test unit and attained incredible success in Australia and England. In fact, he has to be an indivisible part of this roller coaster ride. 

Thakur is an aggressive quick bowler, who can swing the ball away from the right-handed batters. This sort of attitude brought the best out of him during his Ranji Trophy days. Considering the 30-year-old’s gameplay then, Thakur’s Mumbai teammates gave him a nickname and he recently revealed that they called him ‘bull’.

It was a video posted by the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), via their official social media handles, where Thakur went on to open up about his nicknames given by his India teammates. As Thakur disclosed: 

“‘Lord’ and ‘Beefy’ (referring to Sir Ian Botham) is what they call him, after his supremacy during last summer in England.”

“I am fine with any name (laughs). The name Bull is what they have been calling me since my Ranji Trophy days. People call me Lord and Beefy because of my performances against England. It shows how much my teammates love me. It’s good to hear, sounds good when it falls on my ears,” he added. 

 

India to lock horns with England in the rescheduled 5th Test

Besides, India is set to face a rebuilt English side in the one-off Test match, at the Edgbaston, in Birmingham. The match is a remaining one from India’s last tour of England. The Virat Kohli-led side then had conquered the ‘Epic of the Lord’s ‘ in style and later went on to win the fourth game of the series at the Kennington Oval, London.

Thakur particularly in those four games, scored 117 runs in three innings, with a couple of half-centuries. Both at the Kennington Oval. With the ball, Thakur picked 7 wickets in four innings, at an average of 22.00. India shall expect a couple of rippers from Shardul Thakur, ahead of the Edgbaston saga.

Written By Prachi Pisal


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