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IPL postponement a big disappointment, feels Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar played 15 matches in IPL 2019 for SRH and scored only 244 runs.
Vijay Shankar played 15 matches in IPL 2019 for SRH and scored only 244 runs.
Aakash Arya
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 17 Apr 2020
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India all-rounder Vijay Shankar is one among many cricketers for whom the Indian Premier League postponement came as a huge blow. IPL gives players like Shankar, an opportunity to be in the limelight and return to contention for a place in the national team.

Over the years, IPL has proved to be a path to the national side for many emerging players. An average domestic season is, sometimes easily forgotten after a dynamic IPL performance. For Shankar, IPL 2020 was as important as any major cricket event.

Speaking in an interview with The Hindu, the SRH all-rounder revealed his disappointment on IPL getting postponed indefinitely. He explained how a good IPL had the potential to make or break a player's career.

“It is an important tournament because it is the time you only play T20 for close to two months. One good IPL can change a player’s career, and it is a bit frustrating [to miss out on it]. More than the selection, as players we just want to play cricket.”
Shankar
Shankar's highest score in IPL 2019 was just 40. 

. Although Shankar enjoyed a good time with the bat with Tamil Nadu last year, he wished he could have finished more games for India A, similar to his performances as a finisher in a pre-WC tour of New Zealand

“I played well but I wish I could have finished a few more games in New Zealand. On a similar tour before the 2019 World Cup, I did do that — that’s how I got into the National team.”

With the coronavirus outbreak bringing cricket events to a standstill, Shankar revealed how he keeps himself fit at home.

“I do a one-hour session in the morning and evening with a few friends on video call, so we motivate each other.”

Shankar had a forgettable ICC CWC 2019. After being in the limelight for being a controversial selection, Shankar failed at the biggest stage, scoring only 58 runs in three games. He also picked up a mere two wickets. Before he could redeem himself in the Cup, a toe-crusher from Jasprit Bumrah saw Shankar's WC journey come to an abrupt end.

An average IPL was followed by a forgettable CWC 2019 for Vijay Shankar
An average IPL was followed by a forgettable CWC 2019 for Vijay Shankar
Published 15 Apr 2020, 14:10 IST
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