Not under pressure with Pandya comparison, says Vijay Shankar
Kolkata, Feb 28 (CRICKETNMORE) - Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, in the 15-member India squad for the upcoming Twenty20 cricket tri-series to be held in Sri Lanka, says he is under no pressure to fill in the shoes of Hardik Pandya who has been rested for the tour.
Shankar says he knows he has been picked as a second option to Pandya with skipper Virat Kohli stating that the team management wants to groom the 27-year-old as back-up for the wiry Baroda cricketer.
But the middle-order batsman, who can also bowl medium-pace, is not willing to attach much importance to that.
"I don't give much importance to that (laughs). Pressure is something that is going to be there all the time when you step on to the ground. You have to be calm and play the same way you play everywhere," Shankar told IANS.