In a recent IPL 2023 match, Kolkata Knight Riders produced an impressive performance to secure an 81-run victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Player of the Match award went to Shardul Thakur and Virat Kohli’s old tweet for him went viral!
Despite a shaky start, the Knight Riders bounced back with a powerful display of batting, thanks to Shardul Thakur’s heroics. He smashed 68 runs off just 29 balls, including a stunning 109-run partnership with Rinku Singh for the 6th wicket, leading the team to put up a mammoth total of 204 runs on the scoreboard.
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Shardul’s outstanding performance did not go unnoticed on social media, with many praising his excellent batting skills. However, one tweet from Virat Kohli caught the attention of fans. The tweet, which went viral, read “Tula maanla re Thakur,” meaning “Hats off to you Thakur!”
Tula maanla re Thakur 👏😎😄 @imShard pic.twitter.com/fw9z3dZ8Zi
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 23, 2019
Virat Kohli’s tweet was a throwback to Shardul’s remarkable performance in a match against the West Indies in December 2019, where he played a crucial role in India’s victory. It’s not the first time Shardul has impressed with the bat, having produced several fine cameos in Test cricket as well.
The resurfacing of Virat’s tweet is a testament to the respect and admiration that Shardul has earned from his fellow players, and it speaks volumes about his talent and hard work. With his all-round abilities, Shardul is sure to remain a key player for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the remainder of the IPL 2023 season.