Vijay Shankar is another hope for a nation obsessed with fast-bowling all-rounders. Coming from a family of cricketer, Vijay Shankar filled in for long-serving batsman Subramanium Badrinath in the Tamil Nadu first class team.
Shankar’s strong performances in the domestic circuit and bowling ability helped with find a place in the national team for the Nidhas Trophy 2018 that featured Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In the tournament, Shankar also won a man of the match award in one game. In the IPL, Shankar has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils.
|Weight (approx.):||75 kg|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth:||26 January 1991|
|Age (as on 2018):||27 years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aquarius|
|School:||Modern Senior Secondary Schol, Chennai|
|College:||Guru Nanak College, Chennai|
|Coach/Mentor:||S Balaji, WV Raman|
|Address:||Madipakkam, South Chennai|
|T20:||6 March 2018 vs Sri Lanka|
|Jersey Number:||#59 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, India A, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Career Turning Point:||NA|
|Favourite Football Club:||Manchester United|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|IPL earnings:||3.20 crore (Delhi Daredevils, 2018), 35 Lakh (Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2016)|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Vijay Shankar started as an off-spinner and later gave medium pace a serious thought.
- Chennai Super Kings picked Shankar thrice in the IPL auctions but the all-rounder made only 3 appearances for the franchise in 3 years.
- Shankar’s father and brother Ajay have both played lower-division cricket in Tamil Nadu.