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Dream come true, says Shankar after making World Cup squad

Batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar on Monday experienced a dream come true moment after being named in India s World Cup squad and said he is learning the art of handling pressure in a mega event from IPL teammates like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. I am extremely elated to be in the Indian WC team. This is like a dream come true. We have a few World Cup winning team members here at Sunrisers Hyderabad and I have spoken to them to understand what it feels like to play in a WC and then go on to win it. I have learnt a lot from them on the ways to manage pressure at such a large scale event, said Shankar referring to his IPL teammate Bhuvneshwar. Shankar is expected to be used as a floater in the batting order, especially at number 4. With his three-dimensional qualities , the Tamil Nadu player took the slot which was speculated to go to Ambati Rayudu before his dip in form in the home series against Australia last month. Bhuvneshwar, who will be playing his second World Cup, too was ...


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