Vijay Shankar, then a 27-year-old all-rounder was in the squad replacing the rested Hardik Pandya.

This guy has impressed with every outing with the bat with gritty and aggressive knocks in Australia, New Zealand now against Australia in India. With the ball, he won a match for India, which was still hanging in Australian favor

Also, seeing the marvelous talent the 28-year-old guy posses, Shankar can also be employed as a perfect No4 batsman for India in the World cup

Vijay Shankar

When India played the Nidhahas Trophy final last year and won a thrilling match against Bangladesh, a new finisher was born in the name of Dinesh Kartik. However, it felt like a career which was just about to start is going to have a premature end.

Vijay Shankar, then a 27-year-old all-rounder was in the squad replacing the rested Hardik Pandya. However, the guy failed to make up any mark with his bowling and with his batting, he was going to become the villain of India for his 19 ball 17 runs, in final, but the heroics of Dinesh Kartik saved Vijay from humiliation.

After that Hardik Pandya returned to the squad and it all seemed that the international career is just over for this unlucky guy. However, destiny had different roles.

Hardik Pandya got injured and was then involved in the big issue of Koffee with Karan show controversy. It was then out of no-where, Vijay Shankar was recalled to the limited-overs side for the Australian tour.

Since then, things have been entirely different for the excellent batting allrounder. This guy has impressed with every outing with the bat with gritty and aggressive knocks in Australia, New Zealand now against Australia in India. With the ball, he won a match for India, which was still hanging in Australian favor. Vijay Shankar has also been the most economical bowler for India in the ongoing series against Australia.

Vijay Shankar winning the match for India

It looks like India has found an ideal replacement for Hardik Pandya, in case he gets injured in the Wolrd Cup. Also, seeing the marvellous talent the 28-year-old guy posses, Shankar can also be employed as a perfect No4 batsman for India in the World Cup.

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