Printed:November 21, 2017 1:59 pm
Vijay Shankar had simply completed Tamil Nadu’s Ranji Trophy recreation in opposition to Madhya Pradesh in Indore on Monday when he bought the information of his maiden call-up for India Check group. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder was named in India’s Check squad for the second recreation in opposition to Sri Lanka in Nagpur.
“It feels nice. I didn’t anticipate it. I all the time wished to present my greatest in no matter cricket I play and by no means have I believed that if I do effectively on this event or competitors I’ll get picked on the subsequent degree. It’s a dream come true second and I’m trying ahead to my maiden stint within the Indian dressing-room,” Vijay was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
The 26-year-old has been round for a very long time and is an everyday within the India ‘A’ group. Even chief selector MSK Prasad has lauded him and mentioned he was all the time on the radar of the selectors. Shankar represeted Sunrisers Hyderabad within the Indian Premier League and is understood to be a very good fielder however accidents have affected his profession in previous two years.
“There have been occasions after I felt upset at lacking out on A excursions. The 2 months I had spent on the Nationwide Cricket Academy discussing with coach Rajini made me be taught extra about myself. I all the time wished to present my greatest and be honest throughout rehab,” Vijay mentioned.
Vijay averages 49.14 in First-Class cricket and mentioned that taking part in India ‘A’ has helped him develop right into a matured all-rounder through which he tried to know the match conditions. He credited Tamil Nadu bowling coach L Balaji for all the assistance.
“I had batted at completely different positions. It helped me perceive the adaptability issue a lot better. I’ve all the time strived to be constant,” he mentioned. “I’ve improved on my bowling pace. Balaji helped me perceive the right way to benefit from my non-bowling arm and helped me in my run-up. It has helped me immensely,” he added.
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