‘Dhoni sahab is there…’: Shardul Thakur opens up on CSK aspirations ahead of IPL 2024 | Cricket News


New Delhi: After Mumbai's 42nd win ranji trophy title, all-rounder Shardul Thakur He is getting ready for a new challenge as he prepares to don the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) jersey in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Thakur, who has been instrumental in Mumbai's Ranji success, expressed his eagerness to learn from the great MS Dhoni as he begins his IPL journey with CSK.
The 17th edition of the IPL is set to begin on March 22, with defending champions Chennai Super Kings set to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in a much-awaited encounter at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Thakur, who will be returning to the franchise that played a key role in shaping his cricket career, spoke to ANI about his aspirations for the IPL season ahead. “Dhoni saab is there, he is one of the greatest cricketers in the world. I will play under him again and I have played under him before too, so I will try to learn a lot of things and also learn how he helps the players. How to get the performance done.” ,” the Mumbai and India all-rounder commented.
Reflecting on Mumbai's Ranji win, Thakur lauded the performance of spin-bowling all-rounder Tanush Kotian, who played a vital role with both bat and ball throughout the tournament. Kotian's stellar contribution earned him the prestigious 'Player of the Tournament' award.
In five Ranji matches this season, Thakur demonstrated his all-round ability by scoring 255 runs and taking 16 wickets, including a memorable century against Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals. Thakur's brilliant performance in big matches has earned him recognition on the domestic and international stage.
Mumbai's dominant performance in the Ranji Trophy final against Vidarbha saw them win by 169 runs. With notable contributions from Musheer Khan, Shreyas Iyer and Rahane, Mumbai dominated throughout the match and eventually emerged victorious.
(Inputs from ANI)

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