Team India’s young all-rounder Vijay Shankar was given an opportunity in the Indian team in the beginning of the year and on his excellent performance, he is an important part of the team selected for the Cricket World Cup to be held in England and Wales. Due to excellent batting, bowling and tremendous fielding, Indian team chief selector MS K Prasad has called Vijay a ‘three dimensional’ cricketer. Who can bat at number four. Who has the best combination of attack and defense and with his bowling can give the wicket a wicket on the important occasions. For the long time since the long run, the Indian team was looking for a promising player who could strengthen the team at the number four position.
In a special conversation with ‘Aajtak’, Vijay Shankar said that there has been a lot of talk about the number four slot and as a cricketer, we have to face all these things, believe in our own strength at such times The most important is that. We have to work on all aspects of the game. I am just trying to concentrate on my preparation and I am not thinking anything besides this. These things happen in life and I have learned to live with it.
From Melbourne to Mount Maunganui, this Chennai player did not get the chance to bat in the first three ODIs of his career. After this, he got the chance to bat at number six in the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Wellington. In which he played a brilliant 45 runs innings.
In the home series against Australia, he scored 120 runs in four innings. After this, the 12th edition of the IPL came, where Shankar scored 244 runs in 15 matches while playing for Hyderabad Sunrise. After this performance, started questioning the selection of Shankar in the World Cup team.
Vijay said that people, angry at selection in the World Cup team, should also keep in mind that during the IPL, I used to come for batting in the 13th or 14th over, then I only think about the interest of the team. Was there. Any batsman who hits the field for batting after the 12th over, he tries to score as many runs as possible for his team. This year’s IPL season was a different experience, playing in fourth and fifth place during the season, scored around 244 runs.
He said that I have ensured that after finishing the IPL, I have worked hard. Coach worked on his technique. At the fourth place, the batsman will have to try to negotiate with the condition of England more than his batsmen. Which is now more important than thinking about number four slots.
Even if the victory in the IPL has not been able to make so much impact with its bowling. However, its captain Kohli has full faith in his bowling which can play an important role for the team in England’s conditions.
He said that it is important for me to work on all facets of the game. Since the Australia series has ended, I have been working very well on my bowling. I used IPL for a good effect. In each practice session, I actually worked hard on my bowling. I can only work to keep myself ready and I should be prepared for getting the opportunity to do this for the team.
When there was a debate on four number slots in the cricket world and whenever he came to bat during the IPL, hashtag was trending on social media, it was his family and friends who focused on Shankar’s future work. Done
He said that being part of the World Cup team is definitely very special for any cricketer. Whenever we wear jerseys of India, it is very special for us. What has been good with me is that my family and friends never talked about it when I was at home during the last 8-10 days. They were very normal and whenever I am in Chennai, I always enjoy my time. I have been doing hard work for the past one week and because of this, it was very busy. Before this World Cup, it was quite simple for me.