Vijay Shankar is an Indian cricketer who plays for Tamil Nadu cricket team at the Domestic level. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. He played one match for the Chennai Super Kings in 2014 and four for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He started out as an offspinner but turned to seam bowling to lend more variety to the Tamil Nadu attack, given the presence of R. Ashwin and other spinners in the squad. Check out below for Vijay Shankar (cricketer) Wiki, Biography, Profile, Cricket Career, Records
Vijay Shankar (cricketer) Profile
Vijay Shankar was born on 26 January 1991 in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. Vijay comes from a cricket-loving family. His father, H.Shankar is a former club cricketer and his brother plays league cricket as well. His father went the extra mile to support his sons’ cricketing ambitions by constructing a net-practice facility at the terrace of their two-storey house in Madipakkam, a Chennai suburb.
Vijay Shankar (cricketer) Career
Vijay Shankar played for Tamil Nadu and won the man of the match awards twice in the knockout stage of the year 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. He scored an unbeaten century in the just three games.
In the quarterfinal against Vidarbha, Vijay scored 111 and 82 for which he was awarded a man of the match. The match was drawn, but Tamil Nadu progressed to the next round on first-innings lead.
In the semifinal against Maharashtra, he scored 91 and picked 2 wickets by giving 47 runs to win his second man of the match award. This game was also drawn and Tamil Nadu progressed to the final on first-innings lead.
In the final match against Karnataka, he scored 5 & 103 and picked 1/92. However, Karnataka recorded an innings victory to take the title.
He came to spotlight when he scored 577/7 games in the 2014-15 season. Then he got an opportunity to play for India A squad and scored a fifty against Australia A team.
In 2014, Vijay Shankar bought by Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, and he played one match and four for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017. His highest batting score was 63 not out against Gujarat Lions.
On 20 November 2017, Vijay Shankar earned a maiden call from Senior Indian team as the replacement Bhuvneshwar Kumar in India’s Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka.
Vijay Shankar (cricketer) Biography
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