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‘Let’s keep our fingers crossed’ – Vijay Shankar opens up on the fate of IPL 2020 and his absence from Team India

Within the wake of the coronavirus risk, Shankar has been in his hometown of Chennai and awaiting the decision from his IPL franchise for the coaching session.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. (Picture by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Photographs)

Earlier than the beginning of the world cup 2019, Vijay Shankar was India’s quantity four batsman. In reality, earlier than the event, he had the backing of the Indian captain Virat Kohli. Nonetheless, one thing modified as he was not given the variety of alternatives as anticipated. However then, essentially the most tragic factor occurred to Shankar. He obtained injured on his foot within the coaching session and was dominated out of the world cup.S

Since then, he has not made a come again to the Indian facet. Within the wake of the coronavirus risk, Shankar has been in his hometown of Chennai and awaiting the decision from his IPL franchise for the coaching session. With the 21-day lockdown introduced by the Indian authorities, the likeliness of the event to be held appears very much less. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay revealed that there’s nonetheless no message from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He added that issues at this second don’t look very promising.

When the interviewer was requested concerning the destiny of the IPL 2020, he mentioned,” No message, nothing. However issues don’t look promising at this level and it might be too early to remark upon something. Let’s maintain our fingers crossed and wait.”

‘I simply have to put in the fitting effort’: Vijay Shankar

After this, he was requested about his exclusion from the facet for the three-match ODI collection towards South Africa. The collection was finally cancelled because of the COVID-19 risk. He mentioned that he didn’t take into consideration a lot concerning the choice and he does need to play his personal recreation. He says one ought to at all times maintain performing whether or not pondering over choice anymore.

“I typically don’t take into consideration such issues as a result of even on that New Zealand A tour, I used to be picked within the final second (as a substitute to Hardik Pandya). I used to be getting ready for the Ranji Trophy recreation for Tamil Nadu however I obtained a name on the eleventh hour to hitch the A group for NZ tour. I’m somebody who typically doesn’t assume a lot about such issues” Vijay mentioned through the telephonic interview with MyKhel.

“It has to occur when it’s going to occur, I simply have to put in the fitting effort. I have to maintain working exhausting on all elements of my recreation. I can’t sit and crib and get disenchanted on all such issues. That is simply part of our lives. We have to maintain pushing ourselves, we have to maintain performing each time we go on the bottom. That is obligatory and I really feel, I ought to simply focus so much on that slightly than excited about why I’m not chosen”, he additional added.

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