Indian cricket workforce’s younger Vijay Shankar was the primary ‘all-rounder selection’ of Virat Kohli & Co. till two years in the past. The Indian selectors had a lot confidence in him that they even picked him rather than senior batsman Ambati Rayudu, for India’s 2019 World Cup squad. Nevertheless, in the course of the mega occasion, Vijay Shankar sustained a toe harm whereas taking part in towards the Windies and ultimately was dropped from the squad.
Ever since that day, Vijay Shankar has did not make his method again to the nationwide workforce. When requested why he has not made his comeback, the all-rounder stated he feels he has carried out ‘higher than most’ to get an India recall.
“I don’t want to be in the team just because I am an all-rounder, someone who can bat and bowl. It should be more genuine, I should be in the team when people trust me for my abilities,” Shankar informed India Immediately.
“I have said in the past about not liking comparisons. But if you really compare, I think I definitely have done better than most.”
Vijay Shankar had the prospect to make his case even stronger by showcasing his expertise within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, however was dominated out as a result of a hamstring harm in the midst of the event.
The 30-year-old all-rounder represented Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021, however the T20 League was postponed indefinitely after many Covid-19 instances had been reported within the IPL bio-bubble.
“I can’t think of getting into the Indian side, those things are not in my hand. All I can do is prepare hard and try and do well in the matches that I play. I will try to push for that place again,” Shankar stated.
“Definitely, whoever has played for that country would love to wear that jersey again. There is no doubt about that. I just felt that when I had a decent run and I was not even considered after that, it was a little disappointing,” he added.