India all-rounder Vijay Shankar on Tuesday emphasised the impression nationwide and state T20 leagues have on the monetary safety of the gamers. “Positively. In any IPL aspect, even if you happen to go for the bottom worth, your life is definitely secured,” he mentioned in a panel dialogue within the CII Tamil Nadu Health & Sports activities Summit 2020 on the Taj Coromandel.
Vijay’s introduction to worldwide cricket was a trial by hearth. He struggled to place bat to ball within the Nidahas Trophy remaining in 2018 towards Bangladesh however fortunately for Group India, Dinesh Karthik’s late cameo saved the day. Vijay although was the topic of vitriol and jokes on social media. And it wasn’t simply restricted to the digital world.
Requested how, as a cricketer, he manages to keep away from negativity, he mentioned: “With social media, no matter you do, individuals have the liberty to touch upon it. They’ve their very own views and so they can provide you with something. I am somebody who’s not a lot into social media. And even if you’re not into social media, it by some means will get to you. This stuff can positively have an effect on you. And it has positively affected me after I made my T20 debut in Sri Lanka.
“It was fairly exhausting for me to return out of it. For the primary one week, I discovered it actually exhausting to exit of my home. As a result of, individuals would come as much as me, and they’d all the time ask me concerning the adverse issues that had occurred. After the primary two-three days, I used to be actually shattered. Each time I went again to sleep, I used to be in tears. So, all I might do to return out of it was prepare actually exhausting. I did not give myself any free time, for that is if you typically get quite a lot of adverse ideas. Instantly after that tour, we had the IPL and I had an excellent season. Every thing modified from there. So, based on me, altering the notion may be very, very straightforward. It simply modifications in a single day.”