Vijay Shankar, who was controversially selected in the 15-member ICC World Cup 2019 squad, failed to repay the faith shown in him after managing to go score just two runs from seven deliveries. Shankar sat out of India’s opening warm-up fixture against New Zealand but returned to the side against Bangladesh. IND vs BAN Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Warm-up Match.
There was a stir on Twitter at his surprise inclusion in the Indian World Cup squad with many picking out Shankar for his selection over Rayudu. Therefore, Shankar's failure to produce runs against Bangladesh made him a toast on Twitter. IND vs BAN, CWC 2019 Warm-Up Match: KL Rahul, MS Dhoni Hit Hundreds But Concerns Remain at Top For India.
The 28-year-old was selected for the World Cup ahead of Ambati Rayudu owing to his all-around abilities. He was selected to play the No.4 role for India. The Indian cricket team’s chief selector, MS Prasad even on record to say that Shankar was a three-dimensional player and could also offer a bowling option, other than batting and fielding.
A Fan Replied in Stern Words to Chief Selector MS Prasad:
Ambati Rayudu on Vijay Shankar:
"I think MSK Prasad was totally wrong in calling him 3D. Vijay is a 4D as he can bat, bowl, field well and also get injured. Btw any idea where can I get 4D glasses from? Churchgate station?"#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/WFPjiT3IDI
— CRICKET TIMES (@CrickeTimes) May 28, 2019
Just One Game Wonder?
Hopefully that's the last of Vijay Shankar that we see... He is just a one game wonder... Woefully out if form... K L has momentum from ipl n the Aus T20 games..
— great gatsby (@Mahendranag_sn) May 28, 2019
Good that KL Rahul scored a ton and sealed his position at number 4. Never liked Vijay Shankar as a player and Dinesh Karthik is a hopeless cricketer. #INDvBAN
— Yours Nothing.. (@iamshorgo) May 28, 2019
That's Not How You Shut Up The Critics
Vijay Shankar scored 2 runs to shut up his critics.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) May 28, 2019
Poor Selection by The Selectors
Vijay Shankar proves a failiure of selection while centuries of KL Rahul and MS Dhoni makes a dillema for No 4 n 5 position. Personally #Dhoni is a better choice for no 4 for his experience but then effectively negates any other position for Rahul other than opening. #INDvBAN
— Shareef Bhediya 🐺 (@pkg_lonewolf) May 28, 2019
Shankar arrived at the crease with India reeling at 83/3. Both the openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan along with skipper Virat Kohli were back at the pavilion. The match presented Shankar with a golden opportunity to seal his place in the playing XI with a big score against Bangladesh. But the Tamil Nadu player failed to take stock of the opportunity and departed after playing only seven deliveries for two runs. He was caught by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim off the bowling of Rubel Hossain in the 22nd over.
The all-rounder, who successfully defended 11 runs in the final over against Australia during the second ODI in Vidarbha, Gujarat, missed out the opening warm-up fixture against New Zealand with an injury. India went on to lose that match by six wickets. Shankar had also struggled at the 2019 Indian Premier League (2019) for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.