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Vijay Shankar Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, salary and more

Vijay Shankar Biography

Wiki, Salary, Girlfriend and Personal information of Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. In April 2019, he was selected for the India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In 2019, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. In March 2019, he was named as one of eight players to watch by the ICC ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League tournament.

About/Bio/Wiki of Vijay Shankar

Full Name Vijay Shankar
Profession Cricketer (All-rounder)

Physical States & More

  • in centimeters- 183 cm
  • in meters- 1.83 m
  • in feet inches- 6’ 0”
  • in Kilograms- 75 kg
  • in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Body Colour  Light Brown


Vijay Shankar with his teammates
International Debut

T20- 6 March 2018 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, Sri Lanka

ODI- 18 January 2019 against Australia at Melbourne

Test- Did Not Play

Jersey Number #59 (Domestic)
Coach/Mentor S Balaji, WV Raman
Domestic/State Teams Chennai Super Kings, Lyca Kovai Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu Districts XI, Delhi Daredevils

Personal Life

Date of Birth 26 January 1991
Birth Place Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aquarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
School Modern Senior Secondary School, Nangainallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
College Guru Nanak College, Chennai
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Hinduism


Marital Status Unmarried
Wife/Spouse N/A

Son- None

Daughter- None

Father- H. Shankar (Former club cricketer)

Mother- Name Not Known


Brother- Ajay Shankar (Elder)

Sister- N/A

Favorite Things

Hobbies Spending time with friends, Watching football
Food Habit Vegetarian
Favourite Cricketer  M.S. Dhoni
Favourite Football Team Manchester United Football Club
Salary (2020) ₹32,000,000(IPL)
Total IPL Income ₹ 105,000,000
Net Worth $53 Million

Controversies of Vijay Shankar:

He doesn’t have any controversies in his career till now.

Does Vijay Shankar smoke: Not Known
Does Vijay Shankar drink alcohol: Not Known

Some less known facts about Vijay Shankar:

  • Vijay started playing cricket at a very young age with his father and brother who helped him to nourish his skills.
  • Initially, he bowled as an offspinner but later switched to medium pace to become the part of ‘Tamil Nadu’ cricket team as a number of spinners were already there.
  • He made his List A debut for ‘Tamil Nadu’ in 2012 against ‘Andhra’ at Bangalore.
  • In the same year, he made his first-class debut against ‘Vidarbha’ in ‘2012-2013 Ranji Trophy’ at Nagpur, in which he scored 63 runs not out and also picked 2 wickets.
  • ‘Chennai Super Kings’ bought him three times in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for the ‘Indian Premier League’ (IPL) auction but he played only one game in all 3 seasons.
  • In the 2014-2015 season, he scored 577 runs in just 7 matches.
  • His consistent great performance helped him to play for ‘India A’ and he made his debut against ‘Australia A.’
  • In 2016, ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad’ (SRH) bought him for Rs 35 lakhs for the ‘2016 IPL’ auction.
  • In November 2017, he got an opportunity to be the part of ‘India’ squad for their Test series against ‘Sri Lanka’ after replacing Bhuvneshwar Kumar but wasn’t in the playing XI.
  • In the same year, ‘Delhi Daredevils’ (DD) bought him for Rs 3.2 crore for the ‘2018 IPL’ auction.

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