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 Name||Vijay Shankar|
|Date of Birth||26 January, 1991|
|Age (as in 2021)||30 years old|
|Birth Place||Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Family||Father: H. Shankar|
Mother: Not Known
Brother: Ajay Shankar
|Home Town||Tirunelveli, 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
|School||Modern Senior Secondary School, Nangainallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|College||Guru Nanak College, Chennai|
|Awards||Man 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.
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.
|International Debut||Test: Not Yet|
ODI: Jan 18, 2019, against Australia
T20i: Mar 6, 2018, against Sri Lanka
|Debut Matches||Ranji trophy on 2012|
|Teams||India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Kings, Lyca Kovai Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu Districts XI, Delhi Daredevils|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Best Record||In the 2014-2015 season, he scored 577 runs in just 7 matches.|
|Coach/ Mentor||S Balaji, WV Raman|
|IPL Debut Match||2014|
|Year of Played Matches and Teams||Chennai super kings(2014-15) |
Sunrisers Hyderabad(2016-17, 2019-21)
|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.
|Marriage Date||27 January 2021|
|Wife Name||Vaishali Visweswaran|
|Net worth||$53 million|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||6-0”(In Feet)|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 40 inches, |
Waist: 32 inches,
Biceps: 12 inches
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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