New Delhi, May 23 -- : Former South African skipper and Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis revealed that he thought Shardul Thakur was just a tail-ender and would get out quickly in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 in 2018.

In the 2018 IPL Qualifier, CSK were chasing a small total of 140 runs, when they were reduced to 62 for 6 by the Hyderbad bowlers.

However, du Plessis valiant innings saw CSK get close to the target. But, the team kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were reeling at 113 runs for the loss of eight wickets.

It was then that Shardul came into bat at number 10 and smashed 15 runs off just five balls to take his side over the line.

"We were in huge trouble ...