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Who is Yash Thakur, who took the first 5 wickets of IPL 2024?

By Akshay - April 08, 2024 11:36 AM

Who is Yash Thakur: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) has registered its third consecutive win in IPL 2024. Lucknow, which came to defend the score of 164 runs against Gujarat Titans (GT) at Ekana Cricket Stadium, suffered a big setback in the beginning. When sensation fast bowler Mayank Yadav got injured and left the field. After Mayank got injured, the entire responsibility fell on 24 year old fast bowler Yash Thakur.

Who is Yash Thakur, who took the first 5 wickets of IPL 2024?

He was the player of the match in the last two matches, but against Gujarat he had to leave the field due to side strain. After this, Yash Thakur, the young player of LSG team, saw it as an opportunity. He was called to bowl the last over of the powerplay. At that time GT's score was 47 runs without any loss.

Yash Thakur, who came to play his 12th match in IPL, bowled Gujarat captain Shubman Gill in his very first over and then he did not look back in the match. He took 5 wickets for 30 runs in 3.5 overs, which is the first 5 wicket haul by any bowler in IPL 2024. On the basis of this lethal bowling of Thakur, Lucknow team inflicted the first defeat in IPL history on Gujarat. In this way, 24 year old Thakur emerged as the hero of Lucknow's victory.

Who is Yash Thakur? And where is Yash Thakur from?

Yash Thakur is a resident of Kolkata. Yash, who considers Umesh Yadav as his idol, plays for Vidarbha team in domestic cricket. Influenced by Umesh's bowling during his formative years, Yash has followed in the footsteps of the veteran fast bowler to achieve what he has achieved today. Thakur dreamed of becoming a wicketkeeper after watching MS Dhoni win the World Cup. He also started wicketkeeping. But when former Vidarbha captain and coach Praveen Hingnikar saw him bowling in the nets and then advised him to switch to fast bowling.

Yash has played 22 first-class matches for Vidarbha and taken 67 wickets. He has played 37 List A matches, in which 54 wickets have been recorded. Yash also has the experience of playing 48 T20 matches in which he has 69 wickets to his name.

Lucknow Super Giants had bought the right-arm fast bowler for Rs 45 lakh ahead of IPL 2023. Yash played 9 matches for the franchise that season and took 13 wickets while bowling at an economy of 9.08. IPL 2024 is also proving to be a good season for Yash as he has taken six wickets in the first three matches so far.

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