I’m Not Disappointed With How Things Have Happened – Vijay Shankar
The batting all-rounder has always been a scarcity for India in the International cricket. After Kapil Dev, we hardly got a player with a stature like him. After quite a time, India got a leap of faith with Hardik Pandya delivering the goods in both sections of the game. Now, they got one more player in the form of Vijay Shankar, who is a batting dominant all-rounder.
After his heroics in Australia and New Zealand, the selection panel led by MSK Prasad felt that he would be the man that India required at number 4 for the team, He was picked ahead of Ambati Rayudu in the team for ICC World Cup 2019.
However, things haven’t gone as planned. Despite being so lucky in taking the berth at the world cup, the flamboyant batsman was unfortunate in continuing his position. He was injured in the nets when Jasprit Bumrah bowled a crushing yorker, which injured his toe.Vijay Shankar (Credits: Getty Images)
I was happy with my performances – Vijay Shankar
Subsequently, he ruled out of the tournament, who was replaced by Rishabh Pant. However, Vijay Shankar doesn’t want to get disappointed instead wants to look after the good things he did in the tournament. He cherishes the maiden world cup wicket, which came against Pakistan and relished the moment when he sang National Anthem with pride.
“It was a very disappointing time. Every player dreams of representing his country and so did I. It is hard to explain what I felt at that time. But then I can’t remain disappointed and depressed about it. I had to move forward,” Shankar said to Times of India.Vijay Shankar. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
“I was very happy with my performance (against Pakistan). Standing on the field when the National Anthem was being played was a great feeling. Honestly, I was not expecting to bowl when I was handed the ball, but in such a situation, I just tried to give off my best and bowl tightly. There was a little bit of swing on offer and I wanted to make use of that. It was an unbelievable moment,” said Shankar.
I Don’t have a target in Mind –
Speaking of the present, Vijay Shankar quoted that he is looking to come good in the upcoming domestic T20 tournament. It will be followed by Ranji Trophy. Vijay Shankar will have a massive chance when he represents Sunrisers in IPL 2020.Vijay Shankar. Getty Images
“I don’t have a target in mind. Wherever I’m asked to bat, I’ll do that. I am happy to contribute in whichever I can. There is the domestic T20 tournament followed by the Ranji Trophy. So all I’m looking to do is to perform consistently,” Shankar concluded.
Well, it would be interesting to see how the youngster approaches the upcoming domestic games. He would be eyeing to make a comeback into the team at any cost.