This IPL has seen former stars of the shortest format of the sport regain their form while for a few, the limbo has continued as their nosedive into a downward spiral gets from bad to worse. One such sad state of affairs is that of Vijay Shankar as the all-rounder is digging his grave far deeper than usual.
IPL 2022 has seen stars like Shivam Dube, Robin Uthappa, and Dinesh Karthik piece together their flailing career while for Vijay Shankar it has been an identical tale of woes and agony as the all-rounder simply has no clue whatsoever about what really is his problem.
This is what Twitter had to say about Vijay Shankar
He has tried for sure to break the jinx but his indecisiveness to act on cue is backfiring and his body language somehow doesn’t seem good enough to create ripples around his presence. He is torn between the dilemma of going for it on all cylinders and hanging in the middle to piece an anchoring knock that can bring out the best of the game.
Despite the problem seemingly being a fall from mediocre grace, the complexity is rooted far deeper than what meets the eye. It feels as if he is lacking guidance and his compatriots have shown very little compassion towards him that can at least make one understand what is the right direction for him.
So far in the ongoing IPL, his contributions are 4, 11, 2 and 0, and yet there are hardly any signs of improvement in the latter’s way of approaching things. With the sport getting a lot more competitive with every passing day, if Shankar doesn’t come up with something significant in the near future if the Titans do continue to show faith in him, then his cricketing career may very well be headed towards an unwanted end.
Twitter was absolutely not happy about his displays and has also voiced out the strongest of opinions so far about the all-rounder.
A lot of teams in IPL have a Mystery spinner.
Gujarat Titans have a Mystery man. Nobody knows what Vijay Shankar does in the team 😵💫#GTvCSKAdvertisement
— Shridhar V (@iimcomic) April 17, 2022
Vijay Shankar gone. Disadvantage CSK.
— ‘ (@Ashwin_tweetz) April 17, 2022Advertisement
Even @cricbuzz Trolling Vijay Shankar 😂 pic.twitter.com/1QpR3AfOPqAdvertisement
— Team India 🏆 🇮🇳 (@Summit26410779) April 17, 2022
After CSK take Wicket of 3D Player Vijay Shankar..
CSK Management and FansAdvertisement
— Vaibhav D (@Vaibhav04563161) April 17, 2022Advertisement
After Newton's discovery of gravity, the next most important discovery on this planet was of Vijay Shankar – 3D playerAdvertisement
MSK, thank you, Sir🙏 pic.twitter.com/rYOBLiaIDf
— Blunt 2.0 (@0_blunt) April 17, 2022Advertisement
Vijay Shankar should be brand ambassador of 5 star.#CSKvsGT #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/c7CZQI8NYqAdvertisement
— PG 25 (@91_off_79) April 17, 2022
Vijay Shankar was picked by a franchise but not Raina😳😳#CSKvsGT pic.twitter.com/QqyxuKRsxL
— chakdecricket (@chakdecricket1) April 17, 2022Advertisement
When you regret getting caught by Vijay Shankar more than missing a 50#CSKvsGT #Rayudu #Jadeja pic.twitter.com/QtHeuxt3N1Advertisement
— Umang Tiwari (@umgtiw) April 17, 2022
3-D Player Vijay Shankar 🙃 pic.twitter.com/RqqsqaJgrj
— Arnav@45 (@Arnav904) April 17, 2022Advertisement
Vijay Shankar is playing at No.3 for an IPL team after an auction in which Suresh Raina went unsold. My god what a crazy world! #GTvCSKAdvertisement
— AK (@dissipatingtime) April 17, 2022