Pictures: Vijay Shankar gets engaged with fiancée Vaishali Visweswaran

Pictures: Vijay Shankar gets engaged with fiancée Vaishali Visweswaran

Shankar is set to be a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2020 IPL.

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

Vijay Shankar, the Indian all-rounder, on Thursday, August 20, announced his engagement with fiancée Vaishali Visweswaran. He took to Instagram to uploaded a couple of adorable pictures and captioned the post with a ring emoji. Thereafter, the Tamil Nadu-born cricketer was showered with wishes from every nook and corner of the country.

A number of his national teammates, including Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal and KL Rahul wished him on the auspicious occasion. A few days ago, even Chahal got engaged with YouTuber Dhanashree Verma.

The likes of Jayant Yadav and Abhinav Mukund also congratulated Shankar. “Congratulations bro,” Rahul wrote on Shankar’s post. Chahal’s message read, “Congrats bro.”

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Vijay Shankar warming the benches

Shankar has had a topsy-turvy run on the cricket field thus far. He made his debut for India back in March 2018 and has strained a wee bit, In the T20 tri-nation series two years ago in Sri Lanka, he couldn’t step up. Hence, he had to face the axe. In the final against Bangladesh, he strained to score runs when the required rate was going up. But Dinesh Karthik’s heroics won India the game.

Shankar made his comeback in 2019, making his ODI debut versus Australia and he was a part of the New Zealand tour as well. His biggest breakthrough came in the 2019 World Cup where he was picked ahead of Ambati Rayudu, who earlier was a prolific run-scorer for the Men in Blue. He played his first game against Pakistan at the Old Trafford in Manchester and struck gold right away.

In his very first over, he got rid of opener Imam-ul-Haq and then went on to pin their former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. To his dismay, after two more games, the talented cricketer developed an injury and was ruled out of the tournament. He hasn’t played international cricket ever since then. It remains to be seen whether or not Shankar makes his comeback to the national team.

He last played for India A in the New Zealand tour earlier this year. He is now set to be part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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