|Vijay Shankar Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||January 26, 1991|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Vijay Shankar is an Indian all-rounder cricketer from the state of Tamil Nadu. He was named a member of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Besides that, Shankar has prevailed in his cricket career from the start and along the way he has also picked up a huge fan base with more than 200k followers on Facebook, more than 400k followers on Twitter, and more than 600k followers on Instagram.
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Vijay studied at Modern Senior Secondary. In grade 10, he made the decision to focus on his cricket career and switched from Central Board of Secondary Education to a State board school, King’s Matriculation.
He completed his 12th grade via correspondence.
- Father – H.Shankar
- Mother – Rama Shankar
- Siblings – Ajay Shankar (Older Brother) (Cricketer)
Vijay Shankar is represented by Chandra Sekar of The Sportz Studio.
6 ft or 183 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Tall and lean physique
- Sports a thick beard
Through his social media, he has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as Hero MotoCorp.
Vijay Shankar Facts
- He grew up in Chennai alongside his brother Ajay.
- His passion for the sport was inherited from his father who used to play club cricket.
- Vijay’s older brother Ajay is a league cricketer.
- His colleagues, teachers, and parents have often referred to him as a calm and warm-hearted person.
- He began playing cricket at an early age and competed in several tournaments in school which earned him a lot of awards.
- Vijay was in grade 10 when his father asked him if he wanted to continue to attend school regularly or chose to focus on his career as a cricketer.
- During his younger days, Shankar’s father moved into a bigger home in order to be able to set up a cricket net for practice.
- It was his father’s dream to see his children become world-class cricketers and Vijay did fulfill it in November 2017, after he was named on the Indian national team’s test format as a replacement for cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
- Vijay is a fitness enthusiast and often uploads pictures and videos of workout routine on his social media.
- In 2018, Vijay was asked to launch Hero Motocorp‘s Xtreme in Chennai.
- Vijay was presented with a “Certificate of Honor” in October 2018 by the “Universal Achievers Book of Records” for his participation and presence as a guest of honor at an environmental development event that was organized by the Airports Authority of India Southern Region. The event featured a contest for the most herbal shrubs and trees planted in multiple location airports in 5 minutes.
- In particular, Vijay is known to be a bigger hitter and a strong player to have on the team during limited over matches.
- He was named one of 5 surprise picks for the “2019 Cricket World Cup” by the International Cricket Council.
- During the world cup, he was replaced by Mayank Agarwal for the final 2 matches as he was unable to continue due to injury.
Featured Image By Vijay Shankar / Instagram