The former captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an inspiration to billions and an excellent advisor for his juniors. MS Dhoni’s tips helped many cricketers to flourish in their cricketing career and the Indian cricketer, Shardul Thakur is one of Dhoni’s mentees as well.
Shardul Thakur was one of the most impressive cricketers of last India vs England series. He arose at the time when the team needed him the most. LordThakur’s confidence with both the bat and the ball attracted fans the most. He truly justified the tag “Lord” given to him. The netizens are absolutely flooding the social media with #LordShardulThakur memes and appreciation, and this is helping in his marketing organically.
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How MS Dhoni’s tips helped him?
Thakur shared his conversations and learnings with MS Dhoni “Once Mahi bhai [Dhoni] told me in his room when I was holding his bat, that my batting grip was too high, that I need to hold it a bit below so that I can get better control over my shots. Now I hold my bat, bit lower, it helps me in playing my shots.” He also shared the encouragement and uplifting from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. “They have kept on motivating me, saying whenever I bat, I should think the way batsmen think. That I have that ability.”
Shardul had a chat with his IPL teammate Sam Curran on the 4th evening of the Oval Test and he shared it with the India Express. “He said the wicket is flat and we will score 100 runs without losing any wicket. I said don’t worry, I will get the breakthrough and you will lose five quick wickets and we will win the game! All this somehow came true.” He laughingly added, “Achha time chal raha hai mera, so le lo jitna mil raha hai (Good times are on, take as much as one can!”).