MS Dhoni has done a lot for the team, says Vijay Shankar
After having a brilliant series in the T20Is against New Zealand, Vijay Shankar is definitely looking for a spot in the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup tournament. Shankar, who troubled with the bat during the Nidahas Trophy in 2018, looked very positive with the bat during the three-match T20I series against New Zealand.
The likes of Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja also cemented their places in the final 15 for the 2019 World Cup. So, it will not be an easy job for the Tamil Nadu all-rounder to make it into India’s World Cup team.
After the final T20I against New Zealand, the all-rounder lauded the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni. He said, “For someone like me, I try and learn from watching each and every player we have in our team because everyone has done something in the past and they have won matches for the team especially Dhoni, who has done a lot for the team. I definitely look up to him.”
“Every tour, every game is very important for me. In the matches that I have played in so far, I think I have reasonably done quite well but I could have done a lot better. It is great learning for me. I am just looking to get better every day,” he added.
“The most important thing for us is to be really consistent and adapt ourselves to different conditions and keep performing. I think this is the only thing which can keep pushing us. T20 is such a format where we need to be flexible, as batsman we need to know the situation and be aware of what is happening around. I look to be flexible and give my best to my team,” Shankar concluded.
The Indian team will return home to play two T20Is and a five-match ODI series against Australia that starts from February 24.