'A simple girl, just like my son' - Vijay Shankar's parents find perfect match for him

Shankar's father said that the cricketer wanted a simple girl like him.

Vijay Shankar and Vaishali
Vijay Shankar and Vaishali. (Photo Source: NE PICTURES)

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Vijay Shankar last played for the Indian team during the World Cup 2019. He got injured during the tournament and had to come back midway through the mega event. Shankar became the second cricketer to get engaged during this month. He followed the steps of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. The leggie recently got engaged to Dhanashree Verma a popular choreographer and dancer on Youtube.

The Tamil Nadu all-rounder got engaged to Vaishali Visweswaran, who is a part-time teacher in Chennai. Shankar will next be seen playing in the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In a telephonic interview with Deccan Chronicle, Shankar’s father revealed that it was not a love affair between the newly engaged couple. His parents have found the girl for him and all the Hindu formalities have been done before arranging the engagement. Also, he only wanted to concentrate on cricket and was not aware that his parents are finding a girl for him.

“We followed certain procedures before accepting the proposal. We matched the horoscopes of both and found out that Vaishali is the best match for my son. Vijay waited all these years and wanted the girl who can sacrifice a lot. Because of his cricketing career, Vijay has to travel a lot and wants the perfect girl, who can adjust accordingly,”  he said.

Vijay Shankar is never interested in fancy hair-styles or tattoos: Shankar’s father

Shankar’s father said that the cricketer wanted a simple girl like him, as he is a very simple person who will never fancy an unusual hairstyle or tattoo on his body. All the COVID-19 precautions were taken care of during the 40 people ceremony in Chennai.

“The girl is up to my son’s full expectations. A simple girl, just like my son. Vijay is a simple man who is never interested in fancy hair-styles or tattoos on his body.”

“The ring ceremony was done at Sri Mahal Jall, which is very close to our house.”

“Only about 40 people from both families were present and all government and municipal restrictions and guidelines related to COVID-19 were followed,” the father added.

No players from the Indian team were invited to the private function. “Vijay Shankar’s coach (S. Balaji) and his two local cricketer-friends (Chaturvedi and G. Vijay) were present,” he mentioned.

The right-hander arrived in Mumbai on Friday, to leave for UAE for the upcoming IPL season. None of his family members will be travelling with him to UAE, considering the situation of the pandemic. His father usually travels with him to his cricket tours.

“I don’t think even Vaishali would want to go there this time,” he concluded.