Shardul Thakur explains the reason behind nickname Lord Shardul

Shardul Thakur Lord Shardul nickname India vs South Africa

As India fast bowler Shardul Thakur ran through South Africa's batting unit on Day 2 of the 2nd Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, the phrase "Lord Shardul" was trending on social media. Shardul has crafted a tendency to pick up vital wickets and breaking important partnerships in his brief but ephemeral Test career, and the Mumbai speedster was at it again on Tuesday.

Shardul Thakur's aliases include "Lord Shardul" as well as "Beefy," and the India bowler explained the reason for the former upon recording his career-best numbers of 7 wickets for 61 runs during the Johannesburg Test match against South Africa, which enabled India to restrict the Proteas to 229 runs in their first inning.

Shardul Thakur briefed to the BCCI that it is not known to him either as to why the fans prefer to call him by the above catchphrases. But he believes that it started during the Home series against England after the team returned from Australia. And he believes that his heroic performance in the historic Gabba Test victory is when the arrived into the scene.

Meanwhile, Shardul expressed his gratification at seeing the 'God of Cricket,' Sachin Tendulkar post about him on Twitter following his heroic efforts on Day 2 of the 2nd Test against South Africa, adding that the veteran India batter had inspired him during the initial parts of his career while playing for Mumbai.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match

Talking about the match, Shardul Thakur made sure what is almost a collapse for the South African team. The Proteas were looking strong with both Keagan Petersen and Temba Bavuma giving solidity to their inning.

And that's when Thakur came in and dismissed Keagan Petersen. South Africa, from being 2 down for 88 runs, were bowled out for 229 runs. Shardul Thakur bagged 7 wickets, while 2 for Shami and 1 for Bumrah.

Earlier, India had scored 202 runs in their first inning, and South Africa took a 27 runs lead as they were bowled out. India finished the day's play with 2 wickets down for 85 runs.

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