IPL 2023: Can Shardul Thakur provide The X- Factor to KKR 

There's a reason why the world of social media/and his teammates call him Lord.

No piece of cricket science could explain how Thakur orchestrated a CSK win against KKR that night in Dubai in IPL 2021 final.

Just like all his performances for India over the past couple of years. With the ball. With the bat. Thakur has been what they call an X-factor player.

Hence, the team that came second best in IPL 2021 emptied Rs 10.75 crore from their purse to bring in the bowling all-rounder.

Despite being the third most successful franchise after Mumbai and Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders have been underwhelming since the 2018 season, having made it to the playoffs only once.

His time at Chennai has also shown that Thakur can come in as a top-order batter, after the fall of an early wicket or two.

In his primary department, Thakur has a total of 36 wickets across the last two seasons.