India all-rounder Vijay Shankar feels that hitting the net against Rashid Khan during the Indian Premier League (IPL) should help him when India plays Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 in Southampton on Saturday.
Shankar, who was scared by an injury after being hit by a Bumrah yorker in the nets, hoped to get the XI.
"Rashid is one of the best bowlers in limited overs." After playing with him in SunRiser Hyderabad, it's important for me to choose things from him. I try to draw his variations when I fight him in the nets, "Vijay Shankar said at the pre-match press conference on Friday.
Regarding the injury in the nets, Shankar said he did better and that Bumrah Yorkers are something they expect during the net sessions.
"I have much better, hopefully I can play." If you play someone like Bumrah, you always expect that (yorker) but sometimes we miss it ", Shankar said.
Bumrah, on the other hand, clearly stated that he did not want to hurt Shankar, but that he should practice with the same intensity that he wants to use during a match.
"We don't want to hurt the batsman clearly. Sometimes, when you play in the nets, nobody tells the batsmen not to hit, so hit them too." It was a shame that he (Shankar) was hit. But he's fine, I'm fine, "Bumrah said Thursday.
Shankar, on his debut in the World Cup against Pakistan, chose two wickets and did not stay at 15 and said it was an honor for him to represent the country and that he was working to become a better bowler.
"It feels absolutely wonderful to represent the country, because Word Cup is really special because it happens once every four years."
"I am always busy with my bowling and all departments of the game, I know I can bowle better than I am now, I try to work on a better bowler when I practice," he said.