[caption id="attachment_694360" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-694360" alt="Vijay Shankar made a 19-ball 17 in Nidahas Trophy 2018 Final AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Vijay3.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Vijay Shankar made a 19-ball 17 in Nidahas Trophy 2018 Final AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-shankar">Vijay Shankar</a> is still recovering from the last-minute of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 final against Bangladesh. In an interview with <em>The Times of India</em>, Shankar admitted how disappointed he was over his batting, especially against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mustafizur-rahman">Mustafizur Rahman</a>. In the crucial 18th over, Shankar could play out as many as 4 consecutive dot balls against 'Fizz', his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india">India</a> eventually managed to win the final, thanks to an 8-ball 29* from Dinesh Karthik. It's a different thing to see Mustafizur in nets and face him in the match, admitted Shankar. On another day, I wouldn't have missed those balls in such a situation. I wouldn't attribute it to pressure factor but I think maybe it wasn't my day. <p></p> <p></p>Shankar's inability to score off Mustafizur slowed India s momentum at the end, something he is obviously unhappy about: "... disappointed that I couldn't finish it in those last two balls having struck a crucial four in the third ball of the last over. At that level you rarely get such a chance in your first knock. If I had hit a six, things would have been different. I was more disappointed with the fact that I had prepared hard for such a situation all along but couldn't deliver." <p></p> <p></p>He also acknowledged the backing he got from his teammates as he was taken apart on social media: "Everyone patted me on the back and consoled me. Most of the players told me that I wasn't the first one to undergo such an experience and motivated me."