Vijay Shankar is an Indian cricketer who plays for the 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 made the headline for being an impact player for the franchise in IPL 2023.
In IPL 2023, he is a part of the Gujarat Titans. On April 4, Tuesday at Arun Jaitley Stadium, he scored 53 runs with B Sai Sudharsan’s partnership to take the defending champions closer to the 163-run target after they scored 54/3.
|Real Name||Vijay Shankar|
|Date of Birth||26 January 1991|
|Age (as of 2023)||32|
|Family||Father: H. Shankar (Former Club Cricketer)|
Mother: Yet to be updated
Brother: Ajay Shankar (Elder)
|Marital Status||Married (27 January 2021)|
|Children||Avyu (Born: 30 October 2021)|
|School||Modern Senior Secondary School, Nangainallur, Chennai|
|College||Guru Nanak College, Chennai|
|Hobbies||Singing, Dancing, Playing Table Tennis, Driving|
|Birth Place||Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Current City||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Social Media Profiles
- He is a fitness enthusiast who likes to work out a lot.
- 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.
- He is a die-hard fan of A.R. Rahman.
- His father went the extra mile to support his sons’ cricketing ambitions by constructing a net-practice facility on the terrace of their two-story house in Madipakkam, a Chennai suburb.
- Vijay Shankar played for Tamil Nadu and won the Man of the Match award twice in the knockout stage of the year 2014–15 Ranji Trophy. He scored an unbeaten century in 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 a 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-inning lead.
- He came to the 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 fifty against Australia A team.
- In 2014, Vijay Shankar was 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 the Senior Indian team as the replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in India’s Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka.
- In the final match against Karnataka, he scored 5 & 103 and picked 1/92. However, Karnataka recorded an innings victory to take the title.
- His Instagram account has more than 445K followers (as of April 2023).
Here are some recent photos of Vijay Shankar,
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