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Shardul Thakur reveals new nickname given to him after fearless 50 in 4th Test

Shardul Thakur played a fantastic innings of 57 runs in the fourth Test match of the ICC World Test Championship series against the England cricket team. The Indian cricket team’s all-rounder came out to bat at number eight. When he came out in the middle, the Indian cricket team’s score was 117/6.

Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur ensured that the Indian cricket team did not lose any wicket before tea. However, shortly after the third session of Day 1 began, Pant lost his wicket. Thakur then joined hands with Umesh Yadav and added 63 runs for the eighth wicket. While Yadav scored only ten runs, Thakur destroyed the English bowlers, scoring 57 runs off 36 deliveries.

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Shardul Thakur scored the second-fastest fifty by an Indian player on English soil

Courtesy of his incredible knock, Shardul Thakur attained the second rank on the list of Indian batsmen with the fastest half-centuries in England. Only the great Kapil Dev is ahead of Shardul right now.

Thakur blasted a 36-ball 57, smashing seven fours and three sixes. When he was in the middle, it looked like the Indian cricket team would touch the 200-run mark. However, Chris Woakes trapped Thakur in front of his stumps and then England bowled India out for 191 runs.

Indian team gave a new nickname to the Star Performer of Day 1 of the Kennington Oval Test match

During his superb innings on the opening day of the Kennington Oval Test match between the Indian cricket team and the England cricket team, Shardul overtook legendary English all-rounder Ian Botham on the list of fastest Test fifties on English soil. Speaking

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to the host broadcasters Sky Sports after his phenomenal performance, Thakur revealed that he was not aware of that record initially. But the Indian team has been teasing him as ‘Beefy’, the nickname of Ian Botham.

“I was not aware of it (Ian Botham’s record). But it’s always good to score important runs for the team. Yes, these guys are teasing me with his name. But I think it’s good to be compared with the greats of the game,” said Shardul Thakur after his half-century against England in the 4th Test.

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