Twitter takes dig at Vijay Shankar over his flop show in IPL 2019

Here are some of the reactions that Vijay faced from the Twitter following his poor outing against the RR.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

In the last few months, Vijay Shankar’s life has changed forever. His decent exploits in ODIs after making debut in the format in Australia earlier this year led to him earning a spot in India’s World Cup squad. The decision did not attain a universal acclamation as many thought Vijay is too inexperienced to earn a WC berth. Even the decision to pick him as India’s No.4 batsman generated polarised opinions. The 28-year-old Tamil Nadu cricketer pipped Ambati Rayudu to make the squad and chief selector MSK Prasad hailed him as a “three-dimensional” cricketer.

Vijay’s critics were even bolstered by his ordinary run in the current Indian Premier League (IPL). Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), he has scored 173 runs in 11 matches at an unimpressive average of below 20 and strike-rate of less than 121 – both figures below his overall career average and strike-rate in T20s. His highest score in this edition has been 40 not out which has also not convinced the fans.


Vijay Shankar fails to impress against low-ranked Rajasthan Royals

The supporters criticized the cricketer on Saturday after he managed just eight off 10 balls against the low-ranked Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. He top edged while attempting to pull Varun Aaron only to be caught by Jaydev Unadkat who ran in from deep square leg. Vijay had the stage set for him to play an influential inning but failed to make use of the situation and put the lower order under pressure after a good start.

In bowling, too, Vijay has not lived up to the “three-dimensional” praise from Prasad as he could pick only one wicket in six overs in 11 games at a poor average of 54. The SRH have 10 points from as many games so far and need to beat the RR in the game to better their chances of making the playoffs. The RR also have a must-win situation in hand as another loss would see them virtually crashing out of the tournament.

Here are some of the reactions that Vijay faced from the Twitter following his poor outing against the RR

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