Shardul Thakur has once again taken Twitter by storm as the Indian pacer took three quick wickets against South Africa in the second Test. His first victim of the day was the opposition captain Dean Elgar. He then dismissed the well-set Keegan Petersen. For his ability to take wickets at crucial junctures, Thakur is often hailed as ‘Lord Shardul’ and it happened once again.
As soon as Shardul dismissed Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen, Twitter users started tweeting with the #LordShardul and in no time it started trending on No.2 in India. Later Thakur even completed a fifer to well and truly make a case for India in the ongoing Test against the Proteas at the Wanderers Stadium.
And like in the past, the netizens brought their creative best to praise the Indian cricketer. While some called him ‘sankatmochan of kalyug’, a user came up with rather a hilarious Tweet. “When Lord Shardul Thakur was born, the doctor was the one that cried and Lord patted him on the back,” a Twitter user wrote.
Check all the top reactions here:
When Lord Shardul Thakur was born, the doctor was the one that cried and Lord patted him on the back.
— The Joker (Taylor's Version) (@Jokeresque_) January 4, 2022
Do u know about "Sankatmochan Hanuman ji ka kalyug avatar" ?#LORDTHAKUR#LORDSHARDUL pic.twitter.com/I7zCwp3CBs
— Nmn (@chaos_in_peace) January 4, 2022
Three wickets in just 4.5 overs for Lord Shardul Thakur.#ShardulThakur #SAvsIND #SouthAfrica #India pic.twitter.com/PASXzEIuze
— ANSHUL CHATURVEDI (@CricCrazyAnshul) January 4, 2022
Lord shardul never bowls to a new batsman..he is always brought when there happens to be a partnership flourishing...Indeed A LORD
— Swapnajit Waghmare (@swapnajit_w97) January 4, 2022
I believe in Lord Shardul Supremacy ? #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/IpamIkd6UB
— Varad Ralegaonkar (@varadr_tistic) January 4, 2022
That's why he is Lord Shardul.. pic.twitter.com/zxwOzeT3xG
— Prabhu Rajpurohit (@marwadichora22) January 4, 2022
Every time India needs a wicket desperately, Shardul Thakur comes & bless us all !!!
All Bow Down to the Lord Shardul Thakur Supremacy. ???✨#SAvIND #LordShardul pic.twitter.com/J0SffZN6xn
— Saagar Jaiswal (@SaagarJaiswal36) January 4, 2022
Lord shardul thakur to SA team#INDvsSA pic.twitter.com/nPbhFtzhTW
— Gaurav Bang (@Gaurav_bang88) January 4, 2022
Lord Shardul and team India believe in fair play. That's why Lord never bowls to new batsmen, he's only brought on once there is a partnership and the batsmen are set. Lord still gets them out though ? #SAvIND
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 4, 2022
Thakur helps India make a comeback
It was indeed a brilliant spell from Shardul Thakur where he accounted for three South African batters in quick succession. At first, he removed the stubborn South African captain and broke his 74-run stand with Keegan Petersen. He then came back to draw an edge from Petersen who was looking good after scoring a half-century. The newcomer to the crease, Rassie van der Dussen also could not resist for long as Thakur got him off a brilliant delivery. Later in the second session, Shardul got rid of Kyle Verreynne and Temba Bavuma to complete his fifer.