Vijay Shankar (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Bowling, Biography & More

Vijay Shankar (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Village, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Bowling & More

Vijay Shankar is a spectacular Indian batting all rounder, who occasionally bowls right arm medium. He plays for the national team of India. He is an exceptional player with abilities to bat and bowl.  Shankar was part of the world cup squad in April 2019. 

He plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and for Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian premier league. He has shown some amazing boundaries in his career.


Real NameVijay Shankar
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Date of Birth26 January, 1991
Age (as in 2021)30 years old
Zodiac SignAquarius
Birth PlaceTirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
FamilyFather: H. Shankar
Mother: Not Known
Brother: Ajay Shankar
CastNot Known
Home TownTirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Birth and Early Life

Vijay Shankar is an India cricketer born on 26 January 1991 in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He hails from a family of cricketers so his family didn’t have any problem with his plans of becoming a cricketer.

Education & More 

SchoolModern Senior Secondary School, Nangainallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
CollegeGuru Nanak College, Chennai
QualificationNot known
AwardsMan of the match


  • Domestic career-

Vijay plays for his home team Tamil Nadu where he has been awarded two man-of-the-match awards in the knockout stages of the Ranji trophy.

He played a quarter-final match against Vidarbha where he scored a lot of runs. This match was a draw but the Tamil Nadu team made a lead in the series.

The next day in the semifinals against Mumbai he scored 91 runs and took two wickets against 47 runs winning the man of the match award. Unfortunately, this match has also declared a draw. But in his later match against Karnataka, he scored a century and took a wicket.

But few runs short Karnataka team took the Trophy.

In October 2018 he was in the C squad for playing Deodhar Trophy. He now showed his exceptional bowling skills claiming seven wickets in three matches. After this series, he became a part of the Ranji trophy team in 2018-19. Then later he was part of squad B for the same tournament. 

He became part of Chennai Super Kings for one match in 2014 and later he played four matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017. His batting run rate was higher against Gujarat Lions. Then he switched to Delhi Daredevils in 2018. But Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him again in 2019. He was named as one of the eight players who selectors took interest in.

International career

For this tour, he replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the test series but couldn’t play in the match. Later he was selected for playing in T20 that took place in 2018 against Sri Lanka for Nidahas Trophy. Mushfiqur Rahim was his first dismissal in T20 format. In the next match for the same trophy, he took six wickets for just a few runs. And this performance won him the man of the match.

In the next tour, he replaced Hardik Pandya for the remaining matches in T20 against Australia. He also played a limited-overs series against New Zealand. And his debut in ODIs format was against this same team Australia on 18 January 2019.

Shankar was also part of the world cup that took place in April 2019. International cricket council recognized his talents and exceptional performance and named Shankar as a part of the surprise package. That could do wonders in the right place.

And he didn’t break the confidence the selectors had in him and took a wicket in his first bowl. This made the third player in Cricket history do so. But he couldn’t play further due to some injuries.


Playing StyleAll-rounder
International DebutTest: Not Yet
ODI: Jan 18, 2019, against Australia
T20i: Mar 6, 2018, against Sri Lanka
Debut MatchesRanji trophy on 2012
T20, 2013
IPl, 2014
TeamsIndia, Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Kings, Lyca Kovai Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu Districts XI, Delhi Daredevils
Batting StyleRight Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
Jersey no.59
Best RecordIn the 2014-2015 season, he scored 577 runs in just 7 matches.
Coach/ MentorS Balaji, WV Raman


IPL Debut Match2014
Year of Played Matches and TeamsChennai super kings(2014-15)
Delhi Capitals(2018),
Sunrisers Hyderabad(2016-17, 2019-21)
RecordNot known
not known₹ 32,000,000

Personal Life & More

Shankar’s father is a club cricketer and his mother is a homemaker. His elder brother is also a former cricketer. Recently Vijay Shankar married his fiance on 28 January 2021. 

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date27 January 2021
Wife Name Vaishali Visweswaran
Children Not known
GirlfriendsNot Available
Net worth$53 million
Salary₹ 32,000,000

Physical Status & More

Height (approx.)6-0”(In Feet)
Weight (approx.)70kg
Body MeasurementsChest: 40 inches,
Waist: 32 inches,
Biceps: 12 inches
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBrown
HobbiesWatching football

Some Important Facts About Vijay Shankar

  • Vijay Shankar was born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Initially, he bowled as an offspinner but later switched to medium pace to become the part of ‘Tamil Nadu’ cricket team.
  • Other than cricket he likes watching football, his favorite football club is Manchester United.

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