Vijay Shankar is a 28-year-old cricket player for India who hails from the Tamil Nadu region of the country. He is an all-round player who bats right-handed and is a right arm medium pace bowler. In the popular Indian Premier League, he plays currently for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.
In this article, we will find out about Vijay Shankar earnings, salary, networth and other information about him.
Vijay Shankar Early Life
Vijay Shankar was born in Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu on 26th January, 1991. He started playing cricket for the Tamil Nadu Ranji team once he was eligible. In 2014-15 Ranji Trophy he won two Man of the Match awards in the knockout stage.
His performance in the Devdhar Trophy helped him earn a spot in the India C team in the year 2018. He went on to become the leading wicket-taker in the tournament by taking seven dismissals in three matches.
He started off his Indian Premier League career when he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in 2013 for 10 lakhs. The Talented Tamil-Nadu allrounder would go on to play one match for the Super Kings in 2014 and four matches for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017, who bought him the previous year for 35 lakhs.
VIJAY SHANKAR EARNINGS 2020: Rs 10 CRORES (APPROX)
Vijay Shankar Networth
The All-Rounder was bought by the Chennai Super Kings first for Rs. 10 lakhs in 2013. He was retained in the following year for the same salary till 2016 when he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for Rs. 35 lakhs.
He played 2 years for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team and then was bought in 2018 by the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) team for a whopping Rs. 3.2 crores due to his great performances in the domestic competitions. The Delhi Capitals team traded him to the Sunrisers Hyderabad team again for the same value of Rs. 3.2 crores.
Vijay Shankar salary has been mostly from the IPL from where he has earned over Rs.7 crores throughout his career. He has not been included in the last BCCI player contract roster as he just started playing for India this year, but it is expected that he will be and it is likely that he will join the lowest C grade with Rs. 1 crore a year as his salary.
Vijay Shankar earnings have also been because of the several match fees which are earned because of playing international matches. He has played several international matches which have match fees that are anywhere between Rs. 5 to 8 lakhs depending on the type of match it is.
Vijay Shankar income also includes the salaries for playing domestic cricket for his state for many years and performances bonuses for his state, country and IPL franchise, the values of which are not public.
While we do not have an exact figure for Vijay Shankar networth, we will update it as soon as we find more information. But this article has all the different ways from which he earns money.
Vijay Shankar House and Cars
Vijay Shankar owns a two storey independent house in Madipakkam, Chennai.
Vijay Shankar is one of the most sought after cricketers in the country at present. He has been recently selected for the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup to be a part of the Indian squad.
His selection was a surprise to many as he was favoured over the experienced Ajinkya Rahane, but the selectors have shown faith in him to be a proper number four batsman and only time will tell if they were right. The ICC named him as one of the five most surprising picks for the World Cup.