[caption id="attachment_878032" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-878032" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Vijay-Shankar_TNPL-Resized.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="418" /> Vijay Shankar played for the former champions Chepauk Super Gillies as they took on Tuti Patriots in Tirunelveli. @Tamil Nadu Premier League[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>After <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-mayank-agarwal-replaces-injured-vijay-shankar-in-indian-squad-864267">suffering a toe injury which cut short his maiden World Cup stin</a>t for India, allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vijay-shankar">Vijay Shankar</a> returned to action as he made his Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) debut on Friday. <p></p> <p></p>Vijay Shankar played for the former champions <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/chepauk-super-gillies">Chepauk Super Gillies</a> as they took on <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/tuti-patriots">Tuti Patriots</a> in Tirunelveli. <p></p> <p></p> I wanted to be with the team because I felt that it is a great opportunity for me to sit and watch the game from the outside. Sometimes by watching you learn a lot. I was with the team for most of the games and that s how I did training and all those things which was important for me to get back into cricket, said Vijay Shankar. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/shikhar-dhawan-vijay-shankar-report-at-nca-for-rehabilitation-869632">Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar report at NCA for rehabilitation</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Like his World Cup debut, Vijay Shankar struck on his first ball and returned with the figures of 2/15. However, he could score only three runs with the bat. While he was happy with his bowling performance, he was a bit disappointed with his batting. <p></p> <p></p> A bit disappointed that I didn t do well with the bat. Bowling came out very well and I d be happy to contribute with the ball for my team. I d love to contribute with my bat as well and take my team to victory and very happy with the way how the team is progressing, he said. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/tnpl-2019-madurai-panthers-prevail-by-two-wickets-in-low-scoring-thriller-877770">TNPL 2019: Madurai Panthers prevail by two wickets in low-scoring thriller</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Vijay was also happy that his TNPL debut came at his hometown of Tirunelveli, although his approach for the game was like any other match. <p></p> <p></p> I m happy to make my debut here. As a cricketer, my game will be the same no matter where I play. I play with the same intensity as a cricketer, he concluded.