‘Greatest birthday reward ever,’ that is how Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) seamer Shardul Thakur reacted after his aspect gained the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 title in Dubai on Friday, October 15.
The ‘Man with a golden arm’ helped CSK beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs in IPL 2021 closing to clinch their fourth title. The Eoin Morgan-led aspect made a flying begin whereas chasing the CSK whole of 192/3. KKR openers Venkatesh Iyer (50) and Shubman Gill (51) added 91 runs for the primary wicket in simply 10.3 overs.
Nevertheless, Thakur got here into bag two wickets in an over, bringing the Tremendous Kings again within the sport. As quickly as the 2 wickets fell, it was a domino impact, and the remaining KKR batters perished one after one other.
Quickly after the victory celebration, CSK gamers and assist employees celebrated Thakur’s thirtieth birthday within the dressing room. From captain MS Dhoni to teammates Suresh Raina, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been seen with chilly drinks glasses of their fingers, pouring it on the birthday boy.
The official Twitter deal with of CSK has shared the video of the identical and captioned it as: “Go Shardhool… It’s your B’day!”
Right here’s the video:
Go Shardhool… It is your B’day! 🎂#SuperBirthday #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 @imShard pic.twitter.com/K4IzsojkQ7
— Chennai Tremendous Kings – Masks P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) October 15, 2021
Though Thakur didn’t make a mark with the bat in IPL 2021, he ended up with 21 wickets in 16 matches.
After some positive all-round performances in India jersey in Australia and England, Thakur was rewarded with a call-up for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
The Palghar-born was lately named Axar Patel’s substitute within the 15-member Group India squad by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI).