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As per the India Cricket News & Cricket Buzz Murali Vijay is being benched by the selectors and KL Rahul has been given a chance ahead of him in the first test
Latest cricket news states that he was not seen in the arena of cricket as he was being rested by his doctors and physician who has strictly prohibited him to step down in the ground before the injury turns off
Murali Vijay talked to DNAIndia.com about his recovery from wrist injury and his Ranji performance so far.
Vijay scored 140 against Odisha for Tamil Nadu recently in Ranji Trophy and said, “It is good and has come at the right time. I have been working towards it. I was looking for match practice and this was a perfect thing that I really wanted to, and it came my way.”
Talking about his time away from the game, he said, “I went through that period like those who go through an injury, and wait for the day to play the game. Obviously, now I am fit and ready to go. I’m looking forward to better myself as a cricketer. Those things are exciting for me than just the opportunities and what I am going to do. I am thinking what I can do to the best of my ability when I join the Indian team, and how I can contribute to its victories.”
He continued,” My family and friends backed me a lot in this phase, where I could give more time to my kids and see them grow and spend time with my wife. It was a totally different ballgame for me. Though it was difficult, I ensured that I was not thinking too much about my cricket and was giving 100 per cent to my family and rehabilitation towards getting back to a fitter Vijay.”
Vijay also talked about the upcoming challenges for Team India, saying, “We are really looking forward to the season and hopefully we can perform consistently or better than what we have been doing for a couple of seasons now.”
Vijay said, “It is fantastic to represent India and I know that feeling. I know how difficult it is to keep your form for a long sustainable time. Whoever gets the chance, I wish him luck. If I get a chance, I will be in the same mode, put my best foot forward and give a good start to my team and carry on from there. It is not about who is playing at the moment. It is about how well we play together.”
Talking about the impending South African tour, Vijay positively answered, “To be honest, I am really excited rather than being prepared. I have been there once (in South Africa and I have done decently well. Obviously, I am having the sense of excitement and getting closer to that, I am feeling happy and nice. It is good for me as I am getting back to cricket, and I am getting this feeling which is very very good for me.”
Vijay also spoke about his favorite cricketers and a cricketer who he admires a lot.
Vijay said, “I like our entire top five. They are different characters, their batting quality is high. Batting together in partnerships, the way they approach each game, everybody has his own skill set. I admire our top five. I also like AB de Villiers the way he approaches the game. Quinton de Kock and obviously, Hashim Amla. I have always been great Yuvraj Singh fan. When I started playing cricket, he was 22 or 23. I was always fascinated by his talent, the way he strikes the ball. I am still a Yuvi admirer and will always be for the way he really plays his game.”
He also revealed that people will see something special from him this series.
Vijay said, “I have been setting targets and have been getting injured. I don’t want to reveal the targets and getting injured again. It’d again be a pain not to go and achieve it. I am better off in a mode where anything and everything is possible for me at the moment. But, something special is round the corner.”