Indian test opener Murali Vijay has come out addressing the reports of a rift between the player and his domestic cricket board Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) following Vijay’s failure to report to the ground for a Vijay Hazare trophy against Mumbai after the player had suffered a shoulder injury.
Murali Vijay has faced a lot of heat from the TNCA over his attitude and commitments towards the domestic cricket which has left Vijay feeling let down as he has never given less than 100% while playing for TNCA.
Things could have been handled better by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, says Murali Vijay
As reported by Cricbuzz, Murali Vijay spoke about the issue and said,
“I just feel sad for whatever that has happened. Things could have been handled better. I’m set to talk with the TNCA officials soon and I feel things will be fine.”
Vijay is feeling very sad after being questioned over his commitments towards the TNCA as the opener claims he loves playing for Tamil Nadu and takes huge pride in representing his stateside. Vijay dreams of winning the Ranji Trophy with Tamil Nadu someday and is hopeful of sorting out his recent difference with TNCA.
Vijay recalls on his test-series vs South Africa
Murali Vijay has been India’s most successful opener in recent years after scoring runs against all kinds of bowling attack especially away from home. Vijay’s greatest asset has been to leave the balls outside the off-stump and put a hefty price on his wicket.
However, it was a different situation for Vijay in the recently concluded test series against South Africa where he failed in 5 of the 6 innings he went out to bat. He constantly lost his wickets while knicking the ball behind the wicket which has put a question mark over his ability to play the swinging ball on seaming tracks.
Vijay feels that India were very close to winning the test series had a couple of key moments gone their way including one particular inning of Vijay himself where he finally managed to get a start in the second match but got out for 46.
Vijay failed to score a single half-century on the test tour of South Africa but is taking great pride in seeing India bounce back from the test series defeat and winning their first-ever ODI bilateral series in South Africa. Vijay believes that the team got huge confidence from their win the 3rd test match which has led to the turn around in Team India’s form in the limited overs cricket.
Murali Vijay said: “We could have won the series. We competed pretty well in the second Test but couldn’t finish it. It was a good learning as a team.”
“Third Test was brilliant for us. It gave us the momentum and it made us believe even more that we can do something special abroad. Winning abroad is a special feeling. I’m proud of what the team has achieved in the ODIs.”