Born on January 26th, 1991, Vijay Shankar is an Indian cricketer who occasionally plays in the state cricket team for Tamil Nadu. Shankar is an all-rounder who is a right-handed batter and right-arm medium bowler. He represented India in the Cricket World Cup in 2019.
Shankar was declared in India C’s team in October 2018, for the 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy. The all-rounder was the top wicket-scorer in the tournament, including 7 dismissals in a total of 3 matches. The next month, he was declared as of the eight players to keep an eye on ahead of the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy. He was then declared in India B’s team in October 2019 for the 2019-2020 Deodhar Trophy. He led the Tamil Nadu team serving as the captain in their title triumphing in the 2021-2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign.
He also previously played a single match for the Chennai Super Kings in 2014 and four matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017 in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Shankar’s best batting score was 63 (not out) over Gujarat Lions on May 13, 2017.
During the 2018 IPL player auction, he was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils in January 2018. However, in the 2019 IPL season, he was again traded back to Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was mentioned as one of eight players to keep an eye on in March 2019 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the 2019 IPL tournament.
In the 2022 IPL player auction in February 2022, Shankar was purchased by the Gujarat Titans for the 2022 IPL tournament. He so far has had an established career and it also looks like the all-rounder is busier than ever as he has his own family to take care of and a career to focus on as well.
Meet Vijay Shankar’s Wife Vaishali Visweswaran
Vijay Shankar was all over the news when he suddenly announced his engagement to Vaishali Visweswaran. The couple got engaged on August 20, 2020, and just several months later, they had their marriage on January 27, 2021.
Vaishali Visweswaran particularly became known to the public after he married the all-rounder. She is not a celebrity or a model like most cricketers date or marries. She is just a typical average woman. As for her profession, she is a part-time teacher. Besides that nothing much is known about the wife of Vijay Shankar.
How Did Vijay Shankar and Vaishali Visweswaran Meet?
Their love story is not what everyone imagined it would be. Because the marriage between Vijay and Vaishali did not happen out of a magical-like love story but more of an arranged marriage. As per various sources, the all-rounder’s father himself disclosed that his son didn’t have a special woman in his life nor did he have any love interest at all. Nevertheless, it was Vijay’s parents that initiated for him to get married. As it took place, the cricketer wanted to concentrate entirely on his career in cricketing and not include himself in other unnecessary things that will hinder his career. However, when his family pestered him to get married, he did reveal that he wanted to be with someone who is understanding and sacrificing owing to his career as the top priority.
Without a second to waste, Vijay’s father chose Vaishali for him and finally fixed their marriage as he thought Vaishali fits the perfect role for his son. The two families then went on to match their astrology and confirmed their wedding. Hence, tying the knot on January 27, 2021.
Do Vijay Shankar and Vaishali Visweswaran Have Any Children?
After being married for exactly nine months, Vijay Shankar and Vaishali welcomed a son on October 30, 2021. Their son’s name is not known.