Twitterati troll Vijay Shankar after his latest remarks
Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been on the receiving end of trolls after his recent remarks in an interview sparked massive outrage on social media platforms. It all started when the all-rounder himself claimed he could be like South African great Jacques Kallis of former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson in the recent interview.
Since then, he was roasted badly by the netizens on social media. The 30-year-old has given several interviews to media publications over the past few days and since then the social users didn’t spare the all-rounder as they kept on trolling him.
From talking about his relationship with Ambati Rayudu to his Indian team chances and thoughts about changing his state team (Tamil Nadu), the all-rounder made the headlines in recent days. In an interview with News18, Vijay Shankar spoke about how he is capable of batting up the order.
“I’m an all-rounder, but I’m known for my batting. So just because I’m an all-rounder, it shouldn’t be like I should bat only at No. 6 or 7. I can also be someone like Jacques Kallis or Shane Watson.
They open the innings or bat at No. 3 and bowl. It’s not a compulsion that an all-rounder has to bat at No. 6-7. If I can score runs at the top, and pick wickets, it’s good for the team too, right?” Shankar claimed.
Although Vijay expressed his opinion, his references towards Kallis and Watson didn’t go down well with the fans. Several cricket fans took to social media to troll the all-rounder, sharing hilarious memes
The all-rounder started trending on Twitter alongside legend Jacques Kallis on Monday. Fans were of the opinion that the all-rounder shouldn’t compare himself to great all-rounders like Kallis and Watson.
So 3D player of India is again trending just because he compared himself with Kallis and Watson. Dear Vijay Shankar according to me it’s very hard for you to get back in to this Indian side.
Plus don’t compare yourself with anyone because performances speak & not the performers
— The Adventurous Soul 🏔 (@Bantish_bunny) May 17, 2021
— Videsh Ram (@VideshRam) May 17, 2021
Kallis and Vijay Shankar in the same Twitter trend is a perfect indicator of what's wrong with our world.
— Dr. Thanos🌍 (@Worldconquero11) May 17, 2021
Vijay Shankar said he can also be someone like Jacques Kallis or Shane Watson. They open the innings or bat at No.3 and bowl. Vijay adds he's an all-rounder, but known for his batting. So because he's an all-rounder, it shouldn’t be like he should bat only at No.6-7. (To News18).
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 17, 2021
*Not a Meme, Just a photo of
Vijay Shankar after saying that He can be like Watson & Kallis both. pic.twitter.com/OUQg30Mkkz
— Prakhar Jain (@prakharmahan) May 17, 2021
Team SRH Ceo Kaviya reacts to Vijay Shankar's interview pic.twitter.com/xPdgUNenkT
— Ankit Singh (@luvankitsingh) May 17, 2021
While several users trolled Vijay online, several fans voiced their support for the all-rounder. Some felt that his remarks had been misrepresented.
This is what Vijay Shankar quoted exactly, people are twisting quotes to make him sound foolish. pic.twitter.com/GjY6FmXgss
— Prashanth (@ps_it_is) May 17, 2021
If Vijay Shankar considers himself to be a better batter in the top 3,what's wrong in it?
If players like Watson & Kallis were held back from batting up the order, maybe the world wouldn't have had 2 🐐 all-rounders.
People trolling him are fools.
— Himanshu Sharma (@iamhimanshu99) May 17, 2021
— Kunal Nikam . (@kunall936) May 17, 2021
Vijay shankar is being hated since he selected for world cup 2019 ahead of Rayudu…It's unfair
— Mohan (@MohanStr2) May 17, 2021