IPL 2022: Look To Make An Impact In Every Match I Play, Says Delhi Capitals’ All-rounder Shardul Thakur


Delhi Capitals star Shardul Thakur has said he hopes to have an effect in each game he plays either with bat or ball and pushed on the significance of all-rounders in a group.

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Thakur, released by reigning champs Chennai Super Kings in front of the mega auction, pulled in a ton of bidders because of his capacity as a hitter alongside his essential job as a bowler and was at long last purchased by DC recently for an astounding Rs 10.75 crore.

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Shardul Thakur
All-rounder Shardul Thakur (Image Credits: Twitter)

Thakur, who enjoyed 4 seasons with CSK, bringing home 2 IPL championships during his experience with the franchise didn’t get the chance to show his batting abilities, however, in his 46 appearances for the Chennai Super Kings, he picked up 55 wickets. Be that as it may, he acquired the tag of an all-rounder with his numerous exhibitions with the bat for the Indian team in ODIs, Tests, and T20Is. Thus, Thakur had many franchises going for his service during the mega auction.

Reimbursing DC’s confidence in him, Shardul Thakur has made imperative commitments with ball and bat up to this point and the all-rounder communicated that he needs to make an impact in each game he plays, likewise featuring the significance of all-rounders in T20 format.

“The environment within the team is quite good. There are a lot of youngsters in the team and we are all friends as we’ve been playing together for some time. I like to make an impact in every match I play and that’s why I play with a lot of energy,” Thakur said in a media release.

“We have great depth in our batting. The more all-rounders are there, the better it is for any team in T20s. If we lose quick wickets at the top, then the role of the players batting at 6,7 & 8 becomes important.”

Enjoying My game Is My Main Focus: Shardul Thakur

In the 4 appearances for DC, Thakur has scored 53 runs and gotten 3 wickets. Thakur likewise added the help the team gets from head coach Ricky Ponting, who has advised the players to play their regular game.

Shardul Thakur and Ricky Ponting
Shardul Thakur and Ricky Ponting (Image Credits: Twitter)

 “The team is moving in the right direction and our Head Coach Ricky Ponting has always told us to play our natural game no matter what the situation is. He backs us so we always try to give our best,” the all-rounder added.

Thakur also spoke about his main focus as a cricketer, “I look to enjoy playing cricket. I have worked hard to reach this stage so I don’t want to put myself under any kind of pressure. Even when the crowd cheers for our opponents in the stadium, I look to enjoy those situations.”

The Delhi Capitals, who have won 2 and lost 2 out of 4 matches so far in IPL 2022, will next take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on a double-header Saturday.

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