Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar has addressed the jibes directed at him after Ambati Rayudu‘s 3D tweet. Vijay Shankar seemed to become a significant part of the limited-overs team two years ago through his promising performances with the bat. As a result, the seam-bowling all-rounder received a berth in India’s 2019 World Cup squad. However, Vijay opined that he is clueless about how that tag got associated with him.
The Indian selectors shockingly left out Ambati Rayudu out of the World Cup squad and Vijay Shankar’s selection made the former take a dig. Rayudu tweeted, “Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup.” Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar could not impress in the World Cup and played only three matches before a foot injury forced him out of the competition.
The right-handed batsman managed only 58 runs at 29, along with taking two scalps. Nevertheless, since then, the 3D tag has been attached to Vijay Shankar and is iterated to troll the all-rounder when he goes out to bat or he endures poor performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But Shankar claimed that the tag does not bother him.
I have no connection to that: Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar underlined that he has no connection to that and the social media associated him with it, making the same viral. The 30-year old asserted that he played three games after that and did decently and conceded that his batting orders have been different in the national team and IPL. The Tamil Nadu-born cricketer does not mind a comparison with Ambati Rayudu; however, they need to look at batting slots before enjoying at his expense.
“I have no connection to that. They gave me a tag randomly and made it viral. But after that tweet, I played three games for India (World Cup) and did decently. I didn’t do anything bad. Even in the IPL, my batting orders have been different. A lot of people compare me to Rayudu, but the batting orders and conditions we play in are different. It’s okay to even compare, but at least see which slots we’re batting in. A lot of people don’t know that. They don’t see that, and they just want to enjoy in social media at my expense,” Shankar told News18.com.