Vijay Shankar remembers Environment Cup debut: ‘Abuse from lover was my initially practical experience of an Indo-Pak game’

India all-rounder Vijay Shankar has recalled his World Cup debut which arrived in a significant-octane clash versus Pakistan in Manchester last yr.

Conversing on Bharat Army podcast during ‘Cricket Environment Cup 2019 Rewind’, Shankar also disclosed how the Indian players were abused by a Pakistan admirer before their group-stage match towards the arch-rivals on June 16 at the Aged Trafford.

Vijay Shankar exults following dismissing Marcus Stoinis in the past about in Nagpur.Robert Cianflone/Getty Visuals

Shankar recalls followers abusing Indian facet on industry throughout the Cricket Entire world Cup, 2019

“Handful of of us players experienced absent out for espresso one working day ahead of the sport, when a Pakistan enthusiast came up to us and he was basically abusing us. So that was my very first working experience of an India-Pakistan sport,” Shankar reported.

“We just had to just take it. He was abusing us and recording almost everything, so we couldn’t react. All we could do was sit and check out what he was doing,” he included.

In the course of the class of the dialogue, the 29-year-aged Indian cricketer also exposed how in advance of the massive Pakistan match, paying some chill time with wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik aided him cope superior with tension.

Vijay Shankar

Shankar won India the match in the final about.Hagen Hopkins/Getty Visuals

“It truly is pretty challenging for me to sit in a area and do practically nothing,” Shankar explained. “I want to go out for a coffee and all and I experienced Dinesh Karthik with me. So the two of us would go out for coffee. We applied to have some pleasurable, which is very vital, I sense, due to the fact the pressure is quite higher. So we just have to give some time to ourselves, relieve out and chill.”

The all-rounder had a dream commence to his World Cup occupation playing for India. Following remaining unbeaten on 15 with the bat, Shankar acquired the wicket on the pretty initial ball he bowled, trapping Pakistan opener Imam ul Haq in front of the wickets.

India finally won that sport by 89 runs (DLS method) and ongoing their unbeaten document against Pakistan in ODI World Cups creating it seven wins in seven encounters.

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