Vijay Shankar (Getty Pictures)
NEW DELHI: All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who represented India on the 2019 World Cup however fell out of favour quickly after, stated he wants possibilities to bat up the order for Tamil Nadu and should not rule out switching to a special state crew for that as he eyes return to the Indian crew.
“I did properly within the restricted alternatives I bought for India. Even within the final T20 Worldwide collection in the course of the tour of New Zealand, I bought some good scores whereas batting at No. 3 and 4,” Shankar informed IANS.
He scored 27 and 43 at No. 3 and 14 whereas batting at No. 4. Shankar stated he was upset after he was dropped even from the India A facet – previous to final yr’s lockdown – inside a couple of months of enjoying the World Cup. He was picked solely as a alternative for fellow tempo bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya within the A facet.
“As a cricketer, it was disappointing to get dropped from India A [for the tour of New Zealand early 2020] and get picked solely as alternative,” he stated.
“It’s not that I had carried out badly. I did properly. My batting place was by no means sure. I batted at totally different locations. In 12 ODIs, I bought to bat eight-nine occasions and on 5 of these events I went in with the asking charge being too excessive. I do know that in cricket you need to be ok to carry out at any stage. However generally it would not come off or will get tough,” he added.
Shankar was picked forward of Ambati Rayudu within the 2019 World Cup resulting in controversy, in addition to an outburst from the senior Andhra batsman who performs for Chennai Tremendous Kings within the Indian Premier League. The then chief selector MSK Prasad stated Shankar was picked since he was a 3D (third-dimensional) participant.
Within the absence of Pandya the bowler there have been recommendations that the TN tempo bowling all-rounder ought to be drafted again into the squad.
Nonetheless, in current occasions, Shankar’s batting has been a bit beneath par for each his state crew Tamil Nadu in home tournaments in addition to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) within the Indian Premier League. He performed seven matches every in 2020 and 2021, however aggregated solely 97 and 58 runs respectively. He scored 69 in two Ranji video games.
“I do not examine myself with others. I’ve been bowling properly for my franchise. However I’ve not had an excellent time with the bat. Final season within the IPL, out of 5 innings, I walked in 4 occasions with the crew chasing 10 or 12 an over. It’s a problem for anybody to tackle the bowlers from the beginning.”
Shankar stated that he bought picked into India reckoning, each for A and senior sides, on the idea of his performances with the bat when he walked in at No. 5.
“I bought into India reckoning after I carried out with the bat at No. 5, I need to be within the recreation on a regular basis. I’ve thought of altering my state crew in order that I can get to bat at both No. 4 or No. 5. However allow us to see. I hope Tamil Nadu pushes me up the order,” added Shankar.
Just a few accidents through the years have affected his profession. “I’m engaged on my health. I did properly with the ball lately in IPL. I have to maintain pushing myself. I’ve to maintain my health stage excessive. The problem is to maintain pushing.”