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Not looking at any competition with Pandya says Vijay

by Sahir Usman Nov 23, 2017 • 13:11 PM

Kolkata, Nov 23 - Having made it to the Indian squad, batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar is not in any way losing his sleep thinking about a certain Hardik Pandya and possible comparisons and competition with the in-form cricketer as he prepares to join the Indian team for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.

"Pandya has done well so far and his rise has been amazing. I am not thinking about any sort of competition. It's not about competing with anyone but improving on a personal front and trying to cement a place in the starting XI," Vijay told IANS in a telephonic interview.

After opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar were released from the Indian squad the same night they drew the first Test here at the Eden Gardens, Vijay, a right-handed middle-order bat who bowls medium pace, was called up as a replacement.

Like every aspirant, Vijay wants to make the most of this opportunity to break into the Indian team.

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