Shankar Sampingiraj is a Chennai City midfielder who has played in the vast majority of the club's I-League games in 2020/2021, making 12 appearances overall and playing 1,005 minutes. He has started in 11 of these appearances across their 14 fixtures and entered as a substitute on one occasion. Sampingiraj last appeared in a competition game on March 20, playing 90 minutes for Chennai City versus Aizawl in a 3-1 loss. In total, the midfielder has provided one I-League assist this term. He has been shown three yellow cards. Sampingiraj switched to Chennai City in January 2021 from Hyderabad, for whom he made five league appearances in total.