All-rounder Vijay Shankar who has been forgotten after he was dropped from the India aspect following the 2019 World Cup, got here into focus once more after his two wickets stalled Mumbai Indians (MI) in their tracks following a flying begin on Saturday evening.
Shankar, after his 2/19 in three overs, later hit a 25-ball 28 to maintain his Indian Premier League (IPL) aspect Sunrisers Hyderabad in the hunt earlier than the asking charge received to him and he fell.
Shankar had earlier, in Saturday evening’s match, taken two fast wickets — of MI skipper Rohit Sharma (32) and Suryakumar Yadav (10) — to place the brakes on MI run-rate after Rohit and Quinton de Kock had added 55 runs for the opening wicket in simply over six overs.
“I just tried to take the pace off. With the new ball, it was coming on nicely to the bat, we just had a plan of taking the pace off as much as we can. There was good pace and it was also sitting up nicely when we were bowling at normal speed,” mentioned Shankar after the innings.
The right-arm medium pacer received Sharma caught at deep mid-wicket because the batsmen couldn’t time the slower one.
He adopted it up with the wicket of Yadav, who chipped one other slower ball again to him.
“The change-ups worked a lot,” mentioned Shankar.
The all-rounder, who was a shock inclusion in the Indian workforce because the No. 4 batsman for the 50-over World Cup forward of Ambati Rayudu. Rayadu received disgruntled with the choice, and was discarded quickly after. He took a dig at nationwide selector MSK Prasad, who had known as Shankar a three-dimensional participant to justify his inclusion in the World Cup squad forward of Rayudu.
Rayudu took to Twitter again then to take a dig at Prasad, tweeting, “Just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup.”
While Rayudu may by no means make it again to India workforce once more, Shankar additionally hasn’t performed a single worldwide because the 2019 50-over World Cup.
Shankar featured in simply seven matches in the 2020 IPL season, aggregating 97 runs and taking 4 wickets.
Although he has performed all of the three video games this season, this was his first notable efficiency.