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Vijay Shankar Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More


Vijay Shankar Full Biography


Vijay Shankar (born 26 January 1991) is an Indian cricketer who made his international debut against Sri Lanka in 2018. A right-handed middle-order batsman and a medium pacer. He is an excellent timer of the cricket ball with a solid batting technique.


He comes from a family where his father and brother both have played lower-division cricket for Tamil Nadu. At his early age, he used to play as an off-spinner but later he turned into himself a batting all-rounder to become a part of the Tamil Nadu team. He made his first-class debut against Vidarbha where he scored 63 runs and took 2 wickets for his team. He had an outstanding Ranji season in 2014-2015 with both bat and ball for which he got selected in the India-A team.

In February 2018, he had earned a place in India’s Twenty20 International team for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Shankar in his 2nd international match was named Man of the Match for his bowling but he will only be remembered for playing a snail-paced innings with the bat in the final when India needed more than 10 runs per over. Even though Dinesh Karthik’s heroic knock helped India to won the Trophy.


Vijay Shankar Indian Cricketer – Basic Information

  • Full Name: Vijay Shankar
  • Nickname: KG, 3D player
  • Role: Batting Allrounder
  • Batting Style: Right-handed
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Vijay Shankar Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 6’0″
  • Weight (approx.): 75kg
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life Of Vijay Shankar

  • Date of Birth: 26 January 1991
  • Age: 30(as of 2021)
  • Birth Place: Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: Indian
  • School: Modern Senior Secondary Schol, Chennai
  • College: Guru Nanak College, Chennai
  • Educational Qualifications: Graduate

Vijay Shankar Family & Religion

Vijay Shankar’s Parents
  • Father: H Shankar
  • Mother: Rama Shankar
  • Brother: Ajay Shankar
  • Sister: NA
  • Coach/Mentor: S Balaji, WV Raman
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Address: Madipakkam, South Chennai

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Cricket Career Of Vijay Shankar

Internation Debuts

  • Test: NA
  • ODI: 18 January 2019 v Australia at Melbourne.
  • T20: 06 March 2018 v Sri Lanka at Colombo
  • Jersey Number: #59 India
  • Major Teams: India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Kings, Rest of India, India A, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Lyca Kovai Kings, South Zone, India Blue, Delhi Capitals, Chepauk Super Gillies, India B, India C, Salem Spartans
  • Nature on the field: Calm
Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 12 8 1 223 46 31.86 246 90.65 0 0 0 20 4
T20I 9 4 0 101 43 25.25 73 138.36 0 0 0 11 5
IPL 47 39 12 712 63 26.37 564 126.24 0 0 3 45 28
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 12 9 233 210 4 2/15 2/15 5.41 52.5 58.25 0 0
T20I 9 6 126 191 5 2/32 2/32 9.1 38.2 25.2 0 0
IPL 47 20 229 329 9 2/19 2/19 8.62 36.56 25.44 0 0

Source: Cricbuzz

Highlighted Records of Vijay Shankar

  • In the 2014-15 Ranji season, Shankar scored 577 runs in seven matches with the help of two centuries and three half-centuries for which he was awarded the “Bishnuram Medhi award” by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.

Vijay Shankar Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Watching Football
  • Favorite Batsmen: NA
  • Favorite Bowler: NA
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: NA
  • Favorite Actor: NA

Vijay Shankar Relationship Status

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Vaishali Visweswaran
  • Marriage Date: 28 January 2021
  • Affairs/Girlfriend: NA
  • Children: NA

Awards and Recognitions

  • In the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy, he was the leading wicket-taker with seven wickets in three matches.
  • In March 2019, he was named as one of eight players to watch by the ICC ahead of the 2019 IPL.

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Lesser-Known Facts

  • Shankar started playing cricket at the age of 10 as an off-spinner and later turned into a medium pacer.
  • He is a consistent performer for his domestic team Tamil Nadu in all formats.
  • He was a part of Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils in the past and currently, Shankar is a regular player for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • After announcing the squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Indian chief selector, MSK Prasad said in an interview that Shankar is a three-dimensional player means he can contribute in all three departments batting, bowling, and fielding. Since then Indian cricket fans sarcastically nicknamed Shankar as 3D Cricketer or 3D Player.

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