Vijay Shankar final performed for India in the course of the 2019 World Cup.© AFP
India all-rounder Vijay Shankar stated that whereas a comeback to the staff shouldn’t be in his arms, he feels he has achieved “better than most” to benefit a spot within the facet. Shankar, who has not performed for India because the 2019 World Cup, stated he desires to be within the staff not as a result of he’s a fast-bowling all-rounder of the Hardik Pandya mould however “when people trust me for my abilities.” Hardik’s incapacity to bowl his full quota of overs in limited-overs cricket and his exclusion from the Test team for the tour of England might have opened alternatives for all-rounders like Shankar.
“I don’t want to be in the team just because I am an all-rounder, someone who can bat and bowl. It should be more genuine, I should be in the team when people trust me for my abilities,” Shankar told India Today.
“I have said in the past about not liking comparisons. But if you really compare, I think I definitely have done better than most.”
Shankar was a part of Team India for the 2019 World Cup however his match was minimize brief attributable to a toe harm. He returned to play in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 however suffered a hamstring harm mid-way by way of the match.
The 30-year-old all-rounder was a part of SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021 earlier than the tournament was postponed attributable to COVID-19 instances throughout groups.
“I can’t think of getting into the Indian side, those things are not in my hand. All I can do is prepare hard and try and do well in the matches that I play. I will try to push for that place again,” Shankar stated.
“Definitely, whoever has played for that country would love to wear that jersey again. There is no doubt about that. I just felt that when I had a decent run and I was not even considered after that, it was a little disappointing,” he added.
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