Adrian Anton Shankar
Adrian Shankar, a professional English cricketer was born on May 7 in 1982 in Ascot, Berkshire. He currently plays for the Lancashire County Cricket Club. A specialist right-handed batsman, Shankar is also a part time off-spin bowler. He has studied law at the renowned Cambridge University.
While studying at the Cambridge University, Adrian Shankar was the captain of the university’s cricket team. After acquiring the law degree, he decided to study part-time for the master’s course in international relations, again at Cambridge. This enabled him to play cricket for Lancashire as he was required to be in Cambridge only for six weeks a year.
His cricket career was hampered for eighteen months at the time when he was suffering from glandular fever. After playing for Lancashire’s 2nd XI in the year 2008, he was signed on a two-year contract with Lancashire. In thirteen first-class matches played so far, Shankar has scored 394 runs at a batting average of 19.70.
In May 2011, Worcestershire picked up Shankar and gave him a contract to play for their side but just then a controversy came into picture when Adrian claimed that he was 3 years younger than known all around and that he had played high level cricket in Sri Lanka. But this all came out false and hence he was immediately removed of the contract with Worcestershire.
Adrian made a century scoring 143 runs for Cambridge University in a match against Oxford University the University Parks, Oxford in 2002.