Vijay Shankar's inclusion in Indian cricket squad reward for good Ranji Trophy

Vijay Shankar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the man-of-the-match in India's 1st Test match against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, will miss the remainder of the series owing to his wedding, but that has given an opportunity for Vijay Shankar to don the Indian colours for the first time in his promising career.

The 26-year-old Shankar received his maiden India call-up after wonderful performances in domestic cricket, with the latest being a fine hundred against Odisha and a five-wicket match haul against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy 2017-18. "I am really excited and it is a long-time dream come true for me to be part of the Indian Test team". I was not expecting it but it feels great. With India scheduled to tour overseas in the next couple of years, Vijay's presence in the team will help them maintain their balance. "I have matured as a player and learnt to perform under different situations", he said.

"Working with Balaji has helped me improve my bowling and increase my speed". His brother Ajay, who plays lower division cricket, said he is very happy for his younger sibling and confident that he will do well if he gets a chance to play in the upcoming fixture.

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The all-rounder, who led Tamil Nadu to triumphs in the Deodhar Trophy and Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy last season, said he had worked hard on his fitness. [I] did rehab at the NCA with the physios and trainers there. He credited Tamil Nadu bowling coach L Balaji for all the help.

Hailing from south Chennai, Shankar's early days in cricket were spent training on a terrace which was modified for his requirement, including nets, a synthetic astro-turf as well as a bowling machine, according to ESPNCricinfo. I have been bowling well too and have bowled long spells. "It has made me stronger".

"We are excited to see him representing the country". In fact, at one time he was competing with Hardik Pandya for the role of a specialist all-rounder in the national side. In that contest, Shankar helped David Warner's side win by a commanding eight wickets as he added 133 runs with captain David Warner.


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