India all-rounder Vijay Shankar has recalled his World Cup debut which got here in a high-octane conflict towards Pakistan in Manchester closing 12 months.
Talking on Bharat Army podcast throughout ‘Cricket World Cup 2019 Rewind’, Shankar additionally printed how the Indian gamers have been abused through a Pakistan fan earlier than their group-stage fit towards the arch-rivals on June 16 on the Old Trafford.
“Few of us players had gone out for coffee one day before the game, when a Pakistan fan came up to us and he was literally abusing us. So that was my first experience of an India-Pakistan game,” Shankar mentioned.
“We just had to take it. He was abusing us and recording everything, so we couldn’t react. All we could do was sit and watch what he was doing,” he added.
During the process the dialog, the 29-year-old additionally printed how forward of the massive Pakistan fit, passing some sit back time with wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik helped him cope higher with force.
“It’s very hard for me to sit in a room and do nothing,” Shankar mentioned. “I want to go out for a coffee and all and I had Dinesh Karthik with me. So the two of us would go out for coffee. We used to have some fun, which is very important, I feel, because the pressure is very high. So we just have to give some time to ourselves, ease out and chill.”
The all-rounder had a dream begin to his World Cup profession. After last unbeaten on 15 with the bat, Shankar were given the wicket on the first actual ball he bowled, trapping Pakistan opener Imam ul Haq in entrance of the wickets.
India in the end gained that recreation through 89 runs (DLS manner) and persevered their unbeaten file towards Pakistan in ODI World Cups making it seven wins in seven encounters.