Was Trying to Keep it Simple: Vijay Shankar

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Vijay Shankar on Wednesday said he was looking to “keep it simple and be consistent”, amid surprises from certain quarters and a bit of sarcasm following his World Cup selection.

In the words of chief national selector MSK Prasad, Shankar has been selected for the “three-dimensional qualities” he provides.

“I was trying to keep it really simple. Even when the IPL started, there was talk about selection but I was just looking to be consistent,” Shankar said.

“I felt really good, it’s a dream for any cricketer to be part of a World Cup, but it’s very important to stay in the present,” he added.

A day after Shankar’s selection in India’s 15-man squad left a few surprised, Rayudu tweeted that he has “ordered 3d glasses” to watch the World Cup.


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