Shardul Thakur Height, Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Mittali Parulkar
Hometown: Palghar, Maharashtra
Height: 5' 9"

Shardul Thakur

Full NameShardul Narendra Thakur
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 12 October 2018 vs West Indies at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
ODI- 31 August 2017 vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium
T20- 21 February 2018 vs South Africa at SuperSport Park
Coach/MentorDinesh Lad
Jersey Number#10 (Rising Pune Supergiants)
Domestic/State TeamsMumbai, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Records/Achievements (main ones)• While playing for his school in the Harris Shield Trophy 2006, Thakur hit 6 sixes in an over and became the third ever cricketer to do so.
• In 2012-13 Ranji season, he took 27 wickets in 6 matches averaging 26.25 which included one five-wicket haul.
• Thakur claimed 48 wickets in the ten matches of Ranji season 2013-14. His 5 five-wicket haul in the tournament helped him finish the season with the average of 20.81.
• He took 8 wickets against Saurashtra cricket team in the 2015-16 Ranji season and led Mumbai to win its 41st Ranji Trophy title.
Career Turning PointHis ability to swing the bowl and his performances in the domestic cricket made it possible for the paceman to play in the Indian Premier League in 2015.
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 October 1991
Age (as of 2022)31 Years
BirthplacePalghar, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownPalghar, Maharashtra, India
SchoolAnand Ashram Convent English High School, Palghar, Mumbai
Swami Vivekanand International School, Palghar, Mumbai
College/ UniversityUniversity of Mumbai
FamilyFather- Narendra Thakur
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesWatching films, playing football & badminton
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
FoodSea Food
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date27 February 2023
Shardul Thakur's wedding photo
Affairs/GirlfriendsMittali Parulkar
WifeMittali Parulkar (runs a start-up company known as All The JAZZ – Luxury Bakes in Thane)
Shardul Thakur's engagement photo

Shardul Thakur bowling

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shardul Thakur

  • Shardul was once a fat lad and weighed about 85 kgs, for which, he was suggested by the former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to get it cut so as to appear at Television playing the game for the country.
  • He was selected to represent Mumbai in Ranji Trophy in 2013 but was widely criticised for his overweight physique.
  • Thakur got training under none other than mercurial fast bowler Glenn McGrath which helped him refine skills even better.
  • Kings XI Punjab signed him for INR 20 Lakh at the 2014 IPL auctions but didn’t play him till 2015.
  • For the 2017 season of IPL, Rising Pune Supergiants acquired the fast bowler at the auctions.
  • Shardul was picked by Chennai Super Kings in the 2024 IPL auction for Rs. 4 crore against the base price of Rs. 2 crore; the auction was held at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on 19 December 2023.