Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. Image-AP

The dashing all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been missing from the Indian setup as he played his last match for India way back in 2019. The batter surprisingly got included in the 2019 World Cup where the former Chief Selector MSK Prasad had said that he is a 3-dimensional player.

Vijay Shankar was a part of the Gujarat Titans (GT) triumph in 2022 where he couldn’t make any significant impact as he was ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury. He has shown great hitting prowess in the domestic circuit where GT would hope that the batter plays a pivotal role in the lower middle order.

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Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar (Credits: IPL)

Vijay Shankar on 3D Player Jibes

Vijay Shankar was having an interaction with Sportstar and was asked about 2019 World Cup phase. “It was very difficult initially. It is very easy to say that you should just ignore those noises, but it is not possible. With social media around, you tend to read everything, it goes into your mind. Those days, I must say, made me stronger. I have seen things happening to MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and all the top players – people don’t even spare them.” said Vijay Shankar.

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Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar (Image Credit: Getty)

“People appreciate them when things are going fine, but come hard at them in tough times. People who go through it know how difficult it is. I started thinking about what best I could do and not think about other stuff.” he added.

Vijay Shankar on Injury

Vijay Shankar revealed how he overcame the shoulder surgery. “My strength has always been to push it forward even when things are tough. But I realized that I was somehow missing that hunger and was just going with the flow. After surgery, it was tough for me to watch people play cricket. It was even difficult to just follow the scores.” said Vijay Shankar.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. Pic Credits: Twitter.

“For a cricketer, that’s the most difficult part because you keep a tab on all the scores – including the first division league. With the support of my family, I could overcome that phase. I have a one-year-old baby now. Everything put together, I could do it.” he added.

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