When this player came in Team India, there was a ruckus, the other retired, then he was discharged. Vijay Shanka Birthday 26th January Indian Cricketer world cup 2019 records stats controversy on this day

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Updated on: Jan 26, 2023 | IST

Everyone was surprised by the sudden place for the World Cup, but luck also did not support much and Vijay Shankar was out of the tournament after just 3 matches.

Decisions related to team selection in Indian cricket often become a reason for discussion, curiosity, debate and surprise. Sometimes all these expressions come out together on the selection of some players and Vijay Shankar is one such player, whose selection has been the strangest case of selection in the Indian team in recent times. Today is the birthday of this Vijay Shankar. He has turned 32 years old. (Getty Images

Tamil Nadu all-rounder (right-handed batsman, right-arm medium pacer) Vijay Shankar has been regularly playing all three formats for his state team in domestic cricket.  A good medium pacer all-rounder is like a rare product in Indian cricket, which has always been coveted.  (Getty Images

Tamil Nadu all-rounder (right-handed batsman, right-arm medium pacer) Vijay Shankar has been regularly playing all three formats for his state team in domestic cricket. A good medium pacer all-rounder is like a rare product in Indian cricket, which has always been coveted. (Getty Images

In such a situation, due to his good performance in domestic cricket, he got a place in Team India from T20 format in 2018 and by 2019, he was able to make his place in the ODI team as well.  One of the most unique decisions of Indian cricket happened as soon as he came into the team.  (Getty Images

In such a situation, due to his good performance in domestic cricket, he got a place in Team India from T20 format in 2018 and by 2019, he was able to make his place in the ODI team as well. One of the most unique decisions of Indian cricket happened as soon as he came into the team. (Getty Images

When Team India was announced for the 2019 ODI World Cup, Vijay Shankar's name surprised everyone.  No one was sure how and why this happened.  (Getty Images

When Team India was announced for the 2019 ODI World Cup, Vijay Shankar’s name surprised everyone. No one was sure how and why this happened. (Getty Images

This was more shocking because he was selected to bat at number four.  The then chief selector MSK Prasad had justified the selection by calling him a '3-D player'.  (Getty Images)

This was more shocking because he was selected to bat at number four. The then chief selector MSK Prasad had justified the selection by calling him a ‘3-D player’. (Getty Images)

This gave rise to controversy as he was replaced by Ambati Rayudu who was scoring good runs while batting at number four for two consecutive years.  Rayudu did not get a chance and then he announced his retirement in July.  However, after some time he definitely made a comeback in domestic cricket.  (Getty Images)

This gave rise to controversy as he was replaced by Ambati Rayudu who was scoring good runs while batting at number four for two consecutive years. Rayudu did not get a chance and then he announced his retirement in July. However, after some time he definitely made a comeback in domestic cricket. (Getty Images)

Although Shankar could not do anything special in the World Cup.  He played only 3 matches and was ruled out due to injury.  Shankar's best performance in the World Cup was against Pakistan when he took 2 important wickets.  (Getty Images)

Although Shankar could not do anything special in the World Cup. He played only 3 matches and was ruled out due to injury. Shankar’s best performance in the World Cup was against Pakistan when he took 2 crucial wickets. (Getty Images)

After being out of the World Cup, he was also out of the team and has not returned till now.  He is currently raining runs for Tamil Nadu in the current Ranji season.  Shankar scored 223 runs in 12 ODIs for Team India and took 4 wickets, while in 9 T20s he took 5 wickets with 101 runs.  (Getty Images)

After being out of the World Cup, he was also out of the team and has not returned till now. He is currently raining runs for Tamil Nadu in the current Ranji season. Shankar scored 223 runs in 12 ODIs for Team India and took 4 wickets, while in 9 T20s he took 5 wickets with 101 runs. (Getty Images)

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