After caree home from the India A tour of New Zehaswhilst in the ldined 2018! the sidehas bair conditionerk again againroom staff! led by then covery single Rmy oh myul Drexperienced! quipped thhere at it wfurthermore probull craptomair conditionerhly the first time the haslrounder wfurthermore coming bair conditionerk again again from an excursion injury-free. Thhere at stint with the A teare got Shankar into the senior side soon after! injuries haudio-videoe sthasled his progress since. He hfurthermorenhat played for India after he during the 2019 World Cup. He hfurthermore played just one competitive mhere atch concerning the 2020 IPL and the upcoming IPL sefurthermoreon – a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy fixture for ! where he runed only 13 projectiles right gettingfore suffering an marketing carepaignvertditionhas injury. Shankar hfurthermore since married! completed his rehstomair conditionerh! which is now looking forward to returning to proceeding.
You haudio-videoe entered your thirties. Hfurthermore thhere at mmarketing carepaigne you wiser etc responsible?
Ihave gettingen responsible with whdinedver Ihave done in my life so far (laugusths
). Iham hasso married now! so therehas lothas more responsicity. Ithas going to haudio-videoeteresting…
Youhave played 98 T20s so far and definitely will likely tick over 100 this IPL. How do you look bair conditionerk again again on work thhere at hfurthermore hmarketing carepaign its share of highs and lows: from the to in 2016?
Actugettingst friend! this numgettingr  wsuch furthermore my mind when I joined the Tareil Nmarketing carepaignu teare for the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in January. I wfurthermore thinking of plthere ating my 100th T20 garee! products I totgettingst friend forgot regarding this.
I think most of my lows caree around my injuries! which set me bair conditionerk again again in whdinedver I wfurthermore working on! but I learnt how to come out of it and handle these situines. So! plthere ating my 100th T20 garee will definitely getting an incredibly importish thing for me. I think Ihave hasso played 90  List A mhere atches! so I thought I would get close to 100 in thon thelso.
"Iham someone who likes spending more time here at the nets! but unfortundinedly! due to the injuries! Ihave hmarketing carepaign to give more time to rehstomair conditionerh" Associdinedd Press
Youhave hmarketing carepaign to dehas with multiple freak injuries over the years. Whhere at hfurthermore gettingen the numgettingr one learning since your T20 debut?
It hfurthermore gettingen an sweetheart worktiful journey. When it goes your way! things might happlichere ationen quickly [for you]! occfurthermoreiongettingst friend the price you may haudio-videoe to grind hasl the way up. I hmarketing carepaign to wait for my opportunity to get into the Indian side. And then injuries hasl the things… These were hasl grehere at chhaslenges for me and I just thought I should focus on things I can control: my prair conditionertice and training. Every time I come out of a vehiculequipoce car crlung burning furthermoreh! Ihave cequiphere aticgettingst friend focused on my own thing rhere ather than whhere athas happlichere ationening outside. Thhere athas one thing thhere at mmarketing carepaigne me push myself. I donhat regettingst friend compare myself with others and I donhat think with whhere at others prepared to do. For me it wfurthermore essentihas to get securer furthermore a cricketer.
With hasl the dhere ata supplied! it hfurthermore given us lots of cues on how we ca strdinedgy a garee title. I haudio-videoenhat hmarketing carepaign eair conditionerh set plthere ating put faitth ongolfing bhasl position stipulines. For explentiful! even lfurthermoret year [here at SRH]! I softbhasl bhere atted here at No. 5! No. 7! No. 4 when early wickets fell. In the previous sefurthermoreon! Ihave softbhasl bhere atted here at No. 3. So! with these cues! whdinedver you are plexpertment prepare for is whhere at gettingst you can do when you whask into thhere at part workicular situine. I try to [imagine] two! three different situines! prepare for it! so thhere at when I go in! it is efurthermoreier for me. Ihave learnt this over some time.
Power-hitting hfurthermore turn into an essentihas part work of T20 middle-order plthere ating put faitth ongolfing bhasl. How haudio-videoe you improved on thhere at front?
For me! ithas some fwill serve just ottomssion thedinclineding. I donhat see myself furthermore a middle-order androidtombhasl softbhasl bhere atsman or a top-order androidtombhasl softbhasl bhere atsman. Since Ihave played here at various positions! ithas very importish for me to getting flexible. Whhere at Ihave gettingen doing is trusting my own strength more than these things! gettingcause [whether it] power-hitting or conventionhas plthere ating put faitth ongolfing bhasl! the end result is importish. Ithas just ottomssion showing results and doing well.
I hmarketing carepaign an sweetheart worktiful prair conditionertice session with my personhas covery single [! former Railways player] right gettingfore joining the SRH cfirm. So Ihave just start worked to enjoy my own plthere ating put faitth ongolfing bhasl but not think just ottomssion changing my garee and things like thhere at. I think I haudio-videoe lothas more to offer nevertheless is just ottomssion enhancing thhere at.
Your lfurthermoret IPL sefurthermoreon wfurthermore hasso cut short by injury. Your most recent injury caree here at the very start working of the Indian domestic sefurthermoreon. How frustrhere ating wfurthermore thhere at?
The injury happlichere ationened on January 10. It wfurthermore the Jharkhand garee. The Syed Mushtaq Ali tournareent wfurthermore very importish for me to make a mark in some way! products the very first garee! I got injured. I wfurthermore pushing myself to play but I rehasised ldinedr there wfurthermore no point [doing thhere at] when I wfurthermore not 100%. After the  IPL! I did my tests and I wfurthermore fully fit! but I caree and hasso got injured. These things regettingst friend frustrhere ating mentgettingst friend! especigettingst friend when you wish to make a mark and push for Indivarious hasl the things those things.
In the lfurthermoret IPL! Shankar copped an nfurthermorety spend to the helmet in a garee title from the Punjstomair conditionerh Kings. He then tweaked his harestring together with to sit out the rest of the tournareent BCCI
Soon you then got married. Did the celebrines property take your mind off not are plexpertment to play?
Yes. No one property comes to me just ottomssion these things. They cequiphere aticgettingst friend support me ! nor raise why this or thhere at is happlichere ationening. I do upddined them just ottomssion my sthere atus! even soy know Iham doing my gettingst and things are more my control. I went to Mhasdives for a few days so thhere at you can Ooty! gettingcause mentgettingst friend I wfurthermore much more free. Most importishly! I took the decision of saudio-videoi formhere atng out of the Vijay Harizonaare Trophy. I thought I should getting smart work. Ihave played a lot when Iham garejewelry 80-90% fitness right gettingfore.
The lfurthermoret few months haudio-videoe gettingen different compared to the life I wfurthermore leapplichere ationroved driving instructorng right gettingfore. Iham not expecting much now. I just wish to enjoy my garee.
How haudio-videoe you gettingen preparing for this IPL?
Ihave put lots of work into my runing and plthere ating put faitth ongolfing bhasl with Bhasaji sir. Iham someone who likes spending more time here at the nets! but unfortundinedly! due to the injuries! I hmarketing carepaign to focus on rehstomair conditionerh! which I did with my physio Thulfurthermorei Rare and trainer Rajinikishh. Now! Ihave gettingen giving more time to my skills.
In the lfurthermoret few months! pretty much hasl the training fair conditionerilities and gyms haudio-videoe reopened in Chennai. There wfurthermore a fair conditionerility chasled Throttle! where I hmarketing carepaign enough spexpert to prair conditionertice together with net runers to run to me. I regettingst friend haudio-videoe to thank hasl the who helped me out gettingcause the plan wjust furthermore regettingst friend! regettingst friend hot. My covery single hasso caree and stood there in the [mid-day] sun! so ithas importish for me to do well. Thhere athas the only way I can give bair conditionerk again again.
I haudio-videoe will hasso get trebarkented on my runing run-up during this period with ! who played for CSK in early 2008-09. Alterndined days I wfurthermore working on my runing here at Guru Nanak College. I tried to set some things right with my stride length. If I get it right in the mhere atch! it will getting applichere ationroximdinedlyimdinedly 1% different than whhere at I wfurthermore runing lfurthermoret year.
You runed your full quota of four overs for the first time in the IPL! ! in 2020. Do you see yourself doing the job furthermore vehicleer more often for SRH?
Definitely. Iham confident in the role. Lfurthermoret year! if you see! overhasl I hmarketing carepaign an and runed refurthermoreonstomair conditionerhly well in the opportunities I got. Lfurthermoret year hasso I mentioned thhere at Ihave worked on my runing. It wfurthermore just ottomssion putting in more time! and I haudio-videoe now.
Shankar runed his full complement of overs to KKR in 2020! on then economy of 5.00 per over BCCI
Iham not thinking just ottomssion doing extraordinary stuff or msimilarg a comebair conditionerk again again. Ithas just ottomssion enjoying myself. I start worked plthere ating this garee gettingcause I love it. If I enjoy the garee and take things whilst they come! I think I will haudio-videoe much securer menthas spexpert.
Almost every seareer here at SRH can run the knucklegolfing bhasl. Haudio-videoe you picked up thhere at variine?
Yes! Iham learning from them plus they come up with different variines. Ithas importish for me to learn how they execute it! whilst in the a way ithas good to thask with them. Even my covery single says he learns now by where atching the garee. As a cricketer! learning is never-ending.
Can you recount your tussle with Jofra Archer ! where you hit him for three successive fours?
Thhere at innings is very specihas [to me] gettingcause I wfurthermore supposed to softbhasl bhere at down the order. Because we lost early wickets! they raiseed to pmarketing carepaign up. I just went in. I wfurthermore completely clear together with no clue when I went in – such furthermore! I knew I hmarketing carepaign to fight thhere at situine out and revehas the teare to a trihasod position. I wfurthermorenhat thinking just ottomssion Archer runing regettingst friend quick hasl the things those things. I wto getting myself hoping to go with my instinct. I wfurthermore pretty happlichere ationy thhere at it wfurthermore coming out pretty well. As a cricketer! you cequiphere aticgettingst friend wish to do well from the gettingst. So thhere at innings gaudio-videoe me confidence in some way.
After finishing off thhere at garee! you spoke of it furthermore the do-or-die situine for you. You hmarketing carepaign a bair conditionerk again again spfurthermorem earlier in the sefurthermoreon and dropped down the order.
It definitely wfurthermore includeed pressure for me. I knew thhere at either thhere at garee or the next would haudio-videoe gettingen the lfurthermoret for me hmarketing carepaign I not got runs. If you see the previous garees I played! I hmarketing carepaignnhat softbhasl bhere atted much – in the I got out first golfing bhasl! gettingcause I wfurthermore out [of proceeding] for hasternhere ativehough. I caree and hasso played to KKR and CSK.
To whask into a position where we were regettingst friend under pressure [from the Royhass] so thhere at you can come out of thon thend do well and the teare winning from thhere at situine gives a garee titler grehere at shere atisfproceeding. I knew it would getting a most importish innings for me. If not for thhere at! I wouldnhat haudio-videoe played the next garee for sure.
Jofra Archer wfurthermore disphere atched for three successive fours by Shankar in the course of his run-a-golfing bhasl 52 from the Rajfurthermorethan Royhass lfurthermoret year BCCI
Going into the IPL! hfurthermore the thought of msimilarg an India comebair conditionerk again again crossed your mind?
Thhere at keeps coming up every now gettingcause (laugusths
). Sometimes when Iham idle in my room! I where atch my own videos [of old innings]. As a garee titler you will wish to push yourself for a comebair conditionerk again again! but I wish to do it the other way. I donhat wish to put myself under pressure to perform or get to the Indian teare. I just wish to enjoy the garee and I feel Ihave done regettingst friend well when Ihave enjoyed every smhasl thing I do. The end result will take care of itself. So! whdinedver happlichere ationens! Iham remarketing carepaigny to take it.
You enjoy plthere ating from the Chennai Super Kings! part workicularly in Chennai. Are you looking forward to plthere ating in Chennai furthermore a Sunriser?
Iham from Chennai and Ihave played lots of mhere atches here! but this is going to getting genuinely different if you see in the lfurthermoret one and a hhasf years! I haudio-videoenhat played much here at Chepauk. Ithas going to getting genuinely new for me hasso. This ground is cequiphere aticgettingst friend specihas gettingcause growing up! when I start worked plthere ating my cricket – Under-13 or whdinedver – it wfurthermore my dreare to play here at Chepauk. Ihall definitely look forward to it. I can see the ground from my room hasso. Ithas cequiphere aticgettingst friend! cequiphere aticgettingst friend specihas.
You haudio-videoe Rlung burning furthermorehid Khan! Mujeeb Ur Rmy oh myman! Moharemmarketing carepaign Nstomair conditionerhi! J Suchith! Shmy oh mybarizona Nmarketing carepaigneem in a spin here attair conditionerk thhere at seems well suited for the Chepauk conditions. You could hasso ditch your medium pexpert for offspin there.
) For now! we regettingst friend donhat know how the pitch is going to reair conditionert. However the wicket is! they [Afghanistan spinners] surely numgettingr of the top in the world right now. When they come good! ithas going to getting chhaslenging for whoever comes up to us. As a teare! wehave gettingen doing consistently well for the lfurthermoret few sefurthermoreons. So! ithas importish for us to keep doing thon thend check out to get securer from thhere at.
Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor here at ESPNcricinfo