Vijay Shankar Faces Fans Backlash after his poor show with the bat
Vijay Shankar made his international debut earlier this year.

Bangladesh were on the verge of victory before Dinesh Karthik’s blistering knock took the game away from them. However, fans berated Vijay Shankar for his sluggish innings in the final that almost cost India the match.

Batting first Bangladesh posted 166 on the board With Sabbir Rahman coming to the party. Mahmudullah and Mehidy Hasan provided some support at the end. Meanwhile, India bowlers were brilliant in containing an in-form Bangladesh batting line-up. The spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar claimed four wickets giving away only 38 runs.

In reply, Rohit Sharma gave India a solid start. Also, Lokesh Rahul and Manish Pandey scored some important runs in the middle. However, it was Karthik’s cameo at the end that sealed the match for India. Karthik announced his arrival with 22 runs of Rubel Hossain in the penultimate over. Further, a last-ball six off Soumya Sarkar sealed the win for Rohit Sharma & Co.

Vijay Shankar Faces Fans Backlash after his poor show with the bat
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Shankar went in to bat ahead of Karthik but struggled big-time. He managed to score 17 off 19 balls before being dismissed on the penultimate ball of the match. Further, Shankar had numerous swings and misses and his poor timing meant he could not get boundaries they so desperately needed. His slow innings almost cost India the match, however, Karthik’s quickfire knock saved the day.

Here is how Twitter trolled Shankar for his slow innings:

Meanwhile, Vijay had an average debut series with the ball. He also got the man-of-the-match award in the second game for his brilliant bowling effort.

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Ankush Das

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