Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar turned into an overnight sensation as he received his test call up for the Sri Lanka series. We take you into everything and anything that has made this cricketer India’s newest recruit!
1) Vijay Shankar played for Namma CSK
The capable all rounder was a part of the CSK franchise and played for his home franchise in 2014. He is now a part of the Sunrisers setup and averages a mind boggling 50 from 5 games!
2) Vijay Shankar represented Tamil Nadu in all age groups
Vijay Shankar was a prodigy in the truest sense, having represented Tamil Nadu right from the young age of 13 all the way to the senior Ranji side. He subsequently made it to the India A set up and averages a tad under 50 in first class cricket. An India call –up was lurking round the corner.
3) He Captained Tamil Nadu in two successful tournaments in the same year
Vijay Shankar has been handed over with the reins of captaincy and Tamil Nadu saw a meteoric rise. Under his captaincy, Tamil Nadu went on to clinch both the Vijay Hazare trophy and Deodhar trophy.
4) Vijay Shankar started as a spinner!
Vijay Shankar had chosen to become a spinner before switching to medium pace, a move that will go on to bear great dividends for Indian cricket in times to come! Today Vijay Shankar is undoubtedly one of the brightest medium pace all rounders going around.
5) Vijay aced the yo-yo fitness test!
An exceptionally fit athlete, the young Tamil Nadu all rounder scored a very impressive 18.5 in the yo-yo fitness test, a mean task the likes of Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh failed to explore.
Get to know more about the Yo-Yo fitness test and how it is redefining fitness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE54rZ7HAH8
Vijay Shankar the prodigy himself opens up about cricket, life and a lot more in an exclusive chat with 22Yards at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSd4GGkyspE .
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