Shardul Thakur Eager to Learn from Dhoni in CSK Return

Shardul Thakur Eager to Learn from Dhoni in CSK Return

Shardul Thakur, the Mumbai all-rounder who played a pivotal role in his team’s 42nd Ranji Trophy triumph, is eagerly anticipating his upcoming stint with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Thakur, who has previously played for CSK, is excited to learn from the legendary MS Dhoni, who will be leading the team in the upcoming season.

Thakur, who scored 255 runs and claimed 16 wickets in five Ranji matches this season, expressed his admiration for spin-bowling all-rounder Tanush Kotian, who was named ‘Player of the Tournament’ for his outstanding performances with both bat and ball.

“Dhoni sahab is there, he is one of the greatest cricketers ever in the world. I will play under him again and I have played under him before, so I will try to learn a lot of things and how he gets performance out of players,” Thakur said.

Thakur’s return to CSK marks a significant moment in his career, as it was with this franchise that he first made a name for himself in the IPL. He is confident that he can contribute to the team’s success and is eager to learn from Dhoni’s leadership.

The 17th edition of the IPL is set to kick off on March 22, with defending champions CSK taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match. Thakur is expected to play a key role for CSK, both with his batting and bowling, as the team looks to retain its title.