Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar who won the man of the match award for his impressive performance against Bangladesh in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy is not reading too much into the comparisons being made between him and Harding Pandya.
Speaking about the comparisons, he was quoted as saying in media reports, “For me, what is more important is to get better and better every day. Because the pressure or comparing me with Hardik because he is also an all-rounder, I think most cricketers don’t like comparison but it is important for us to show what we have and give our best instead of putting ourselves under pressure,” he said.
Adding he wasn't disappointed with catches going down of his bowling in the opening match, Shankar added, "I think the team management plays a huge part, they give us the freedom to express ourselves which is very important at this stage."
“The pressure will always be there, if we enjoy the pressure then we will be able to do well but if we put ourselves under pressure then we can get into trouble.”
Shankar claimed two wickets against Bangladesh as India won the match easily.
--By A Cricket Correspondent