Fans named Shardul Narendra Thakur ‘Lord’ after his heroics in an international cricket game against England. The experienced all-rounder and senior international has also opened up about why he thinks fans gave him this name in recent interviews.
Thakur is one of India’s most reliable players in Test and ODI cricket, and it’s only fair he gets well-deserved recognition. His stellar appearance for India heralded one of The Men in Blue’s most memorable victories over the Three Lions.
How Did Shardul Get the ‘Lord Shardul’ Nickname?
Shardul Thakur got his nickname for his performances in a Test cricket game against England. His individual appearance was sufficient to give The Men in Blue a deserved victory over the Three Lions, earning him massive admiration among fans.
After the spectacular performance from Thakur, cricket fans believed in his mastery of on-field skills. Many fans started calling him ‘Lord’ immediately after that game seeing his stellar gameplay against India’s arch-rivals.
The nickname took a different day a few days after when fans started calling him ‘Lord Shardul’. The new nickname is a combination of his original ‘Lord’ alias and his first name.
The ‘Lord Shardul’ nickname continues to stick with Thakur, and many local and international fans now know him by this alias.
What Does Shardul Thakur Think About His ‘Lord’ Nickname?
Shardul Thakur believes the Thakur name isn’t so bad but prefers Beefy and Bull as his preferred aliases. He thinks the ‘Lord’ nickname originated on social media and believes fans and teammates love him, hence the aliases.
Does Shardul Thakur Have Any Other Nicknames?
Shardul Thakur has three (3) other popular nicknames – Beefy, Bull, and Paighar Express. However, these nicknames are not as popular as his ‘Lord’ alias.
Which Other Popular Indian Cricketer Has a Catchy Nickname Like Thakur?
Over the years, hundreds of talented and experienced players have played for The Men in Blue. Many of these players have won the hearts of fans across decades, and these supporters have given different names to their favorite stars.
Popular players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, and other stars have at least one well-known nickname.
15+ Indian Cricketers with Nicknames
Here’s a list of some top Indian cricketers and their most popular nicknames.
|1||Sunil Gavaskar||Sunny, Little Master|
|2||Kapil Dev||Haryana Hurricane|
|7||VVS Laxman||Very Very Special|
|8||Rahul Dravid||Jammy, The Wall|
|9||Sourav Ganguly||Maharaj, Prince of Calcutta, Dada, Bengal Tiger|
|10||Sachin Tendulkar||Master Blaster, Tendlya, Paaji|
|11||Irfan Pathan||Guddu Tattu|
|15||Umesh Yadav||Vidarbha Hurricane and Babloo|
|17||Hardik Pandya||Hairy and Rockstar|
Many more Indian cricketers have had at least one or more nicknames after stellar performances for the national team.