Shardul Thakur Fires Up Twitterati, Memes Galore as KKR All-Rounder Records Joint-Fastest Fifty of IPL 2023

Shardul Thakur received a standing ovation from his teammates (KKR Twitter)

Shardul Thakur received a standing ovation from his teammates (KKR Twitter)

‘Lord Shardul’ trends on Twitter after Shardul Thakur scores joint fastest fifty of IPL 2023 against RCB

Shardul Thakur gave the world a glimpse of his destructive best as the Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder smashed 68 off just 29 balls to help KKR post a total of 204/7 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Thursday, 6 April at Eden Gardens.

RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first and Reece Topley got his team off to a flying start by dismissing Venkatesh Iyer and Mandeep Singh early. Wickets kept falling as KKR appeared to crumble under pressure on their return to the Eden Gardens, which hosted its maiden IPL Sports in 4 years.

Shah Rukh Khan was also present on this occasion. Bollywood The superstar saw his side down to 89/5 but then Shardul and Rinku Singh came in and helped KKR cross the 200-run mark.

kkr vs rcb live score, IPL 2023 Update: Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaj power Kolkata Knight Riders to 204/7

Thakur hit the joint-fastest half-century in IPL 2023, requiring only 20 balls to complete his half-century.

Shardul’s knock included 9 fours and two big sixes as he scored at an impressive strike rate of 234.48. At the same time, Rinku also supported him and scored 46 runs in 33 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.

Watch how fans reacted to Shardul Thakur’s brilliant knock:

Thakur’s blockbuster innings was brought to an abrupt end by Mohammed Siraj while Harshal Patel got the wicket of Rinku but the damage was already done by that time.

For a team that had lost half its players on 89, credit must be given to KKR’s middle order as they guided RCB to a target of 205.

The highest successful run-chase ever by the Bengaluru-based franchise was 204 against the Punjab Kings, incidentally, which means that RCB will need to chase the highest run-chase in the franchise’s history to win the contest against KKR.

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