Age: 30 Years
Wife: Vaishali Visweswaran
Marriage Date: 27 January 2021
|Full Name||Vijay Shankar|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 183 cm
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet inches– 6’ 0”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||T20– 6 March 2018 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, Sri Lanka
ODI– 18 January 2019 against Australia at Melbourne
Test– Did Not Play
|Jersey Number||#59 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team||Chennai Super Kings, Lyca Kovai Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu Districts XI, Delhi Daredevils|
|Date of Birth||26 January 1991|
|Age (as of 2021)||30 Years|
|Birthplace||Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Modern Senior Secondary School, Nangainallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|College/University||Guru Nanak College, Chennai|
|Coach/Mentor||S Balaji, WV Raman|
|Address||A two-story independent house in Madipakkam, South Chennai|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Marriage Date||27 January 2021 (Wednesday)
|Parents||Father– H. Shankar (Former club cricketer)
Mother– Name Not Known
|Brother||Ajay Shankar (Elder)
|Football Team||Manchester United|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijay Shankar
- Vijay started playing cricket at a very young age with his father and brother who helped him to nourish his skills.
- Initially, he bowled as an offspinner but later switched to medium pace to become the part of ‘Tamil Nadu’ cricket team as a number of spinners were already there.
- He made his List A debut for ‘Tamil Nadu’ in 2012 against ‘Andhra’ at Bangalore.
- In the same year, he made his first-class debut against ‘Vidarbha’ in ‘2012-2013 Ranji Trophy’ at Nagpur, in which he scored 63 runs not out and also picked 2 wickets.
- ‘Chennai Super Kings’ bought him three times in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for the ‘Indian Premier League’ (IPL) auction but he played only one game in all 3 seasons.
- In the 2014-2015 season, he scored 577 runs in just 7 matches.
- His consistent great performance helped him to play for ‘India A’ and he made his debut against ‘Australia A.’
- In 2016, ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad’ (SRH) bought him for Rs 35 lakhs for the ‘2016 IPL’ auction.
- In November 2017, he got an opportunity to be the part of ‘India’ squad for their Test series against ‘Sri Lanka’ after replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar but wasn’t in the playing XI.
- In 2018, he got another opportunity to make his debut for ‘India’ in ‘2018 Nidahas Trophy’ (T20I).
- In the same year, ‘Delhi Daredevils’ (DD) bought him for Rs 3.2 crore for the ‘2018 IPL’ auction.