Watch: ‘Lord’ Shardul Thakur uses football skills to stop a boundary; makes a mess instead

Shardul Thakur
Image Credits: BCCI
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Shardul Thakur
Image Credits: BCCI

Shardul Thakur has a reputation for doing wonders on the cricket field. He has a knack for breaking partnerships out of nowhere hence the fans fondly call him ‘ the Lord.’ However, Shardul Thakur had an embarrassing moment against Lucknow Super Giants as his football skills while trying to stop a ball on the boundary went awry.

Eyeing a vital win, Delhi Capitals were up against Lucknow Super Giants in the 45th match of the IPL 2022. It was a day game and LSG’s skipper KL Rahul elected to bat first after winning the toss.

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The skipper led from the front with a well-compiled 77 runs off 51 deliveries before getting out. Deepak Hooda also made a significant contribution of 52 runs off 34 deliveries. In the end, Lucknow Super Giants posted a decent total of 195/3 in 20 overs. For Delhi Capitals, Lord Thakur was the star with the ball with all three wickets.

Shardul Thakur tried to stop the ball with his foot, conceded the boundary instead

On the first delivery of the 8th over of LSG’s innings, KL Rahul drove a full delivery from Kuldeep Yadav towards the long-off. Shardul Thakur was stationed wider and he tried to chase it down. In the process, he dived with his legs ahead and tried to kick the ball away from the boundary. However, his efforts didn’t yield any results as the ball ricocheted to the boundary.

Kuldeep Yadav wasn’t happy with the efforts of Shardul Thakur and displayed his disappointment.

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Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Delhi Capitals by six runs to register his 7th win of the season. They now have climbed to 2nd position in the points table with seven wins and three losses after 10 matches.

Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, will find it difficult to qualify for the playoffs. They are 6th in the points table with four wins and five losses after nine matches.

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