[caption id="attachment_811281" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-811281" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Vijay-Shankar-1.jpg" alt="Vijay Shankar" width="628" height="355" /> Vijay Shankar (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>His last-over heroics against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> may have brightened his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> chances but allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-shankar/news/">Vijay Shankar</a> says he is not thinking on those lines and would just stay in the moment. <strong>(READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2019-2nd-odi-virat-kohli-jasprit-bumrah-star-as-india-beat-australia-in-thriller-811157">Kohli, Bumrah star as India beat Australia</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a> handed the ball to Shankar when Australia needed 11 runs from the last over and India required two wickets for a win. Shankar dismissed Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa in three balls, delivering when it mattered. <strong>(READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/india-vs-australia-2nd-odi-india-become-second-team-to-register-500-odi-wins-811238">India become second team to register 500 ODI wins</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>He may well have made a case for himself with this performance to make the squad for the World Cup. "I've said previously also that I never think about the selection or World Cup thing because it's a long way off from now. Every game is very important. I just look to give my best and win a game for the team," said the Tamil Nadu cricketer. <p></p> <p></p>Shankar said the tough final of the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka last year when he struggled to rotate strike was a big learning curve for him and it helped him in pressure situation on Tuesday night. <strong>(READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2019-2nd-odi-we-will-fight-till-the-end-and-tonight-was-an-example-virat-kohli-811234">We will fight till the end and tonight was an example - Kohli</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"To be honest the Nidahas Trophy has taught me too many things. Actually, I learnt to how to stay neutral after that. Be it high or low, it doesn't matter. I need to stay calm and neutral all the time." <p></p> <p></p>"I was just ready for the challenge because I knew I had to bowl that one over. And I was just telling (myself) after the 43rd-44th over, I am going to bowl anytime. Maybe the last over and I should be ready to defend a total of 10 runs or 15 runs. So, I was mentally prepared for that." <p></p> <p></p>He revealed that the experienced <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/news/">Jasprit Bumrah</a> also guided him while approaching the final over. "After the 48th over, Bumrah came up to me and said the ball is reversing a bit. He told me that I need to hit the right length on this wicket, where I give myself a chance to hit the stumps. <p></p> <p></p>When he said that, I was clear mentally that the only way to defend those runs is by picking wickets and if I can bowl straighter, (I'll) give myself a chance to take wickets," he said adding that he only bowled the last over for his club side before this. <p></p> <p></p>Shankar said he would not over-react after taking match-winning wickets but is glad that he could help the tea win. <p></p> <p></p>"Just because I got the two wickets in the last over does not make me feel really high or happy. I am trying to enjoy the moment and then go ahead with that," he said. <p></p> <p></p>He also batted well, contributed 46 runs off 41 balls before being run out in an unfortunate manner. "When you get run out like this, I won't say unfortunate, that was struck and he (Kohli) hit the ball so hard and I didn't have much time to get back in (to the crease) but then these things happen in cricket. As long as I bat well and as long as contribute to the team's win, I will be happy," Shankar said.