Shardul Thakur – Bio, Age, Stats, Net Worth

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Shardul Thakur

Shardul Narendra Thakur is an Indian cricketer. Being Right Handed Batsman in the India national cricket team. He also played IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Born16 October 1991, Palghar
Height5 ft 9 inch (175 cm)
FatherNarendra Thakur
MotherNot Known
Wife Mittali Parulkar


Shardul Thakur was born on 16 October 1991, Palghar, Maharashtra, India. His age is around 32 years (2023).

Hailing from the small town of Palgarh, Maharashtra, Thakur was faced with the oft-mentioned and seldom-addressed problem of traveling nearly a hundred kilometers to Mumbai to pursue his cricketing dreams.

From a stereotypical young boy from cricketing backwaters dragging his cricket kit to practice to the most sought-after pace bowler in the Mumbai domestic circuit, Thakur’s journey has been one of perseverance and hard work. 

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Shardul Thakur


He was named in India’s 16-man squad for India’s Tour against West Indies in 2016, but he did not play. In August 2017, he was named in India’s limited-overs squad for the series against Sri Lanka. 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. On 29 November 2017, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) retired Tendulkar’s No. 10 jersey.

In March 2018, he was selected to play in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. In a match against Sri Lanka he took a career best 4-27  to bring the game back to India’s favour, winning the Man Of the Match award. He finished with 6 wickets from 5 matches at an average of 29.33.

Test Debut12 October 2018 v West Indies (Cap 294)
ODI Debut31 August 2017 v Sri Lanka (Cap 218)
T20I Debut21 February 2018 v South Africa (Cap 73)
Jersey No.54
IPL2015-2016: Kings XI Punjab
2017: Rising Pune
2018-2021: Chennai Super Kings
2022: Delhi Capitals
2023: Kolkata Knight Riders

In October 2018, he made his Test debut against the West Indies, making him the 294th player to represent team India in Tests. His debut ended after bowling just 10 deliveries due to suffering from a groin strain in his right leg. In the historic Gabba Test vs Australia, Shardul made 67 in the first innings and took a total of 7 wickets in that match. Thakur was included in the India squad for the 2021 England tour. He was employed as an extra seam bowler in the First Test at Nottingham.

An injury ruled him out of the next two Tests before he returned for the Fourth Test at the Oval. He made 57 in 36 balls in India’s first innings, reaching his half-century in 31 balls, the fastest in Tests played in England. In the second innings, he scored 60 in 72 balls to help India post 466.

He took three crucial wickets with the ball, dismissing Ollie Pope for 81 in the first innings, and Rory Burns and Loe Root in the second, and was instrumental in securing his team’s victory. Thakur finished the series with 117 runs at 39 with the bat, while claiming seven wickets at 22 with the ball. 

The Guardian wrote, “The journeyman bowler who bats transformed himself into Kapil Dev, repeatedly delivering a considered counter-attack with bat and ball that permitted not a shred of self-doubt. Though his bowling might be specifically suited to English conditions, he made the absolute most of his talents.”

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Shardul Thakur with Maahi


Thakur was signed by Kings XI Punjab at the 2014 IPL auction ahead of the 2015 season of Indian Premier League and made his debut against Delhi Daredevils, taking one wicket in his four overs.

In March 2017, he was acquired by Rising Pune Supergiants  for the tenth season of the IPL and in January 2018, was bought by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the next season.

In 2019 Chennai reached the IPL final; Thakur took two wickets but was out off the final ball of the match with two runs required for victory. In 2021 he was the leading wicket-taker for Chennai with 21 wickets during the season.

In February 2022, he was bought by Delhi Capitals in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament. After playing in 14 matches during the season, in November 2022 he was traded to the Kolkata Knight Riders in exchange for Aman Khan ahead of the auctions for the 2023 season of IPL.

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Shardul Thakur with Rishabh Pant
Runs Scored 25427069173
Batting Average19.520.823.010.8
Highest Score6750*22*29*
Balls bowled110714135061550
Bowling Average24.433.223.428.5
4-Wicket haul1211
5-Wicket haul1000
10-Wicket haul0000
Best Bowling7/614/524/274/36

Shardul Thakur Net Worth

According to various online resources the net worth of Shardul Thakur is estimated around $5 million dollars which is 40 crores in Indian Currency.


Apart from BCCI match fees, Shardul Thakur l is also playing for CSK in IPL . Since many years in of 2020 IPL, Shardul Thakur is also getting an IPL contract every year, from which 10.75 Crores is the current salary of Shardul Thakur for playing from KKR.

Social Media and Advertisements

Shardul Thakur has also a best amount of social media following by which he makes decent amount of money. He had also done many TV commercials for Brands till now.

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Shardul Thakur
Net Worth$5 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees40 Crore INR
Monthly Income And Salary1 crore+
Yearly Income12 Crore +
Income SourceCricket, Advertisement

Social Media of Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur has also a huge amount of Fan following over his social media platforms. He has total 2.2 million followers combining his Instagram, Twitter .

Shardul Thakur posts entertaining content on his Instagram with members of Team India at a period of time. His reels also got viral many times till now.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1.What is the net worth of Shardul Thakur in indian rupees?
Ans. The net worth of Shardul Thakur in 40 crores in Indian rupees.

2. How old is Shardul Thakur ?
Ans.Shardul Thakur is 32 years old.

3. Nick name of Shardul Thakur?
Ans. No any Nick name of Shardul Thakur.

4. Which state in Shardul Thakur Belongs ?
Ans. Shardul Thakur Belongs to Maharashtra.

5. Is Shardul Thakur A Grade player for BCCI ?
Ans. Shardul Thakur is not A Grade player for BCCI .

6.For which team Shardul Thakur Played IPL in 2023 ?
Ans. Shardul Thakur Played IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2023.