[caption id="attachment_830945" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-830945" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Vijay-Shankar-Virat-Kohli_PTI.jpeg" alt="" width="628" height="351" /> Vijay Shankar, in all probability, took the slot which was speculated to go to Ambati Rayudu before his dip in form in the home series against Australia last month. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-shankar/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vijay Shankar</a> Wednesday said he was looking to "keep it simple and be consistent", amid surprises from certain quarters and a bit of sarcasm following his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-ICC-Cricket-World-Cup-2">World Cup</a> selection. <p></p> <p></p>In the words of chief national selector <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/msk-prasad">MSK Prasad</a>, Shankar has been selected for the "three-dimensional qualities" he provides. <p></p> <p></p>He, in all probability, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/dinesh-karthik-ravindra-jadeja-in-ambati-rayudu-rishabh-pant-out-of-indias-world-cup-squad-829756">took the slot</a> which was speculated to go to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ambati-rayudu/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ambati Rayudu</a> before his dip in form in the home series against Australia last month. <p></p> <p></p>"I was trying to keep it really simple. Even when the IPL started, there was talk about selection but I was just looking to be consistent," Shankar said ahead of the IPL game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/indias-world-cup-squad-ambati-rayudus-dig-at-msk-prasad-after-losing-spot-to-vijay-shankar-830420">India s World Cup squad: Ambati Rayudu s dig at MSK Prasad after losing spot to Vijay Shankar</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"I felt really good, it's a dream for any cricketer to be part of a World Cup, but it's very important to stay in the present," he added. <p></p> <p></p>A day after Shankar's selection in India's 15-man squad left a few surprised, Rayudu tweeted that he has "ordered 3d glasses" to watch the World Cup. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/hope-reignited-for-rishabh-pant-ambati-rayudu-and-navdeep-saini-as-trio-named-as-standbys-for-indias-world-cup-squad-830785">Hope reignited for Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu and Navdeep Saini as trio named as standbys for India s World Cup squad</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>But Shankar seemed unperturbed. On the ongoing Indian Premier league, he said, "Most of the games we have played really well but the game has changed in 2-3 overs." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-coach-ravi-shastri-wanted-16-man-strong-squad-for-world-cup-2019-830849">India coach Ravi Shastri wanted 16-man strong squad for World Cup 2019</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Rayudu missed out on World Cup berth after three failures against Australia at home last month, even as Shankar managed to ensure a ticket to the United Kingdom owing to his consistency.