Sports Cricket 22 Jun 2019 Vijay Shankar appear ...

Vijay Shankar appears for fitness test

PTI
Published Jun 22, 2019, 12:46 am IST
Updated Jun 22, 2019, 12:46 am IST
Shankar's responded to queries over his inclusion in monosyllables.
Vijay Shankar
 Vijay Shankar

Southampton: Injured all-rounder Vijay Shankar is “hopeful” of playing India’s next World Cup encounter against Afghanistan as the pain inflicted by a Jasprit Bumrah toe-crusher has subsided. Shankar took a short fitness test in which he was made to do some running and also bowled a few balls under the supervision of physio Patrick Farhart and trainer Shankar Basu.

It couldn’t be ascertained whether the physio and the trainer were happy with his progress. There have been instances in the past where a player, who has attended a pre-match press conference hasn’t made it to the playing XI.

 

Shankar's responded to queries over his inclusion in monosyllables. Are you feeling better? “Personally, I've got a lot better,” he quipped. Much better? was a follow-up question and “yeah” was the short reply. The next question was much straighter. Will you be able to play? “Yeah, hopefully,” was all that the Tamil Nadu all-rounder said.

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