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Vijay Shankar (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 28, 2022

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Short Biography

Vijay Shankar was born on 26-01-1991 in Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player.

Vijay Shankar Complete Bio & Career

Vijay Shankar is a middle-order hard-hitting batsman and can bowl medium-pace as well. Over the years, he has established himself as arguably one of the most important cog in Tamil Nadu’s line-up. He is very strong on the on-side, and also loves driving on the up. Had a fruitful domestic season in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 domestic season. He, however, missed out on a lot of seasons during 2016 due to a groin injury. 
He was eventually rewarded for his performance with a berth in India A call-up. He made this opportunity count by scoring a brisk half-century on debut against Australia A. He then focused equally on his bowling as well to earn a position of a genuine all-rounder rather than just batsmen.  Since coming from a well-to-do family, his father and elder brother helped him hone his skills by building an indoor net facility on their terrace. He started off as an off-spinner but soon transformed into a medium pacer to get a break in Tamil Nadu State cricket team as it was already overloaded with spinners. 
He finally made it to the side and scored a brilliant 63 and took 2 wickets as well in his debut match against Vidarbha. He was contracted by Chennai Super Kings in 2013 but in 3 seasons with them, he got just 1 game to play. After a great 2016 domestic season, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 IPL auction. He got very few chances but was effective in the chances that he got. He after a great 2017 domestic season was finally given a national call-up as a replacement to star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar against the touring Sri Lankan side in November 2017. He was roped in by Delhi Daredevils for a staggering 3.2 crores at the IPL player auction 2018 by Delhi Daredevils. He was included in the Indian squad that toured New Zealand as a replacement of Hardik Pandya. He played exceptionally well in the T20Is and also scored a fine 45 in the only chance that he got to bat in the series. He was again included in the Indian squad when Australia toured India. In that series also he played a handy innings and was instrumental with his bowling as well. Though he performed average in the opportunities that he got, he was still included in the World Cup 2019 squad.

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Vijay Shankar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father H.Shankar
Mother Rama Shankar
Brother Ajay Shankar
Sister None
Wife Vaishali Visweswaran

He was born to H. Shankar who was a former club cricketer & Rama Shankar. He has an elder brother named Ajay Shankar. He married Vaishali Visweswaran on 27-01-2021.

Vijay Shankar shared a photo with his wife Vaishali Visweswaran on his Instagram

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Biceps Size 12
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Tirunelveli
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Madipakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Modern Senior Sec School, Nanganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600061
College Guru Nanak College, Chennai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling with Friends, Watching Sports on TV
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut T20 - 06-03-2018 v Sri Lanka
ODI - 18-01-2019 v Australia
Best Friends Manish Pandey
Salary INR 32,000,000 (in 2018)
Net Worth USD 1 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue, White & Black
Favorite Player Yuvraj Singh , Cristiano Ronaldo , Lionel Messi
Favorite Sport Cricket, Football
Favorite Actress Deepika Padukone
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Football Club Manchester United F.C.

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vijay Shankar

  • His breakthrough Ranji season was in 2014-15, during which he scored 577 runs in seven matches, scoring two centuries and three fifties. He also picked up eight wickets.
  • He was an off-spinner before transforming himself into a medium pacer.

Vijay Shankar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

31 years, 7months, 29 days old age Vijay Shankar will turn 32 on 26 January, 2023. Only 4 months, 1 days, 1 hours,0 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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