“It feels great. I didn’t expect it. I always wanted to give my best in whatever cricket I play and never have I thought that if I do well in this tournament or competition I will get picked at the next level. It’s a dream come true moment and I’m looking forward to my maiden stint in the Indian dressing-room,” Vijay told TOI.
Vijay Shankar plays as a right-handed batsman and medium pace bowler.
Vijay shankar might have managed to make his mark as a medium-pacer, but at one time he used to bowl off-spin. But later he changed his style.
Vijay shankar’s father played cricket in his youth. His brother Ajay has played cricket in the lower division of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
His runs in domestic cricket have been very good. He scored 1671 runs in his 32 first-class matches with an average of 50.
Vijay played from Sunrise Hyderabad in IPL. Earlier in 2014, he had participated in the IPL in the first part of Chennai Super Kings. However, he only played a match.
Vijay Shankar believes his idol is Rahul Dravid. Especially in Rahul’s Adelaide 233 and 72 runs innings are very much like him. He says that sometimes he sees these shifts to motivate himself.
This year he was also given the command of the Tamil Nadu team. Under his leadership, Tamil Nadu team participated in the Vijay Hazare and Deodhar Trophy.
The score of Vijay in the Yo Yo Test is 18.5. It has a benchmark of 16.1.