Murali Vijay batted brilliantly in the first innings of the ongoing Test between India and England. Vijay, who was struggling make runs before this Test, batted with a lot of patience and repaid the faith of his captain and selectors. Vijay scored 136 runs and formed a good partnership with Virat Kohl, who also scored a hundred.
Vijay dedicated his knock to his close friend Srinath’s father, who passed away on the first day of the Test.
Talking about his innings after the day’s play, this is what Murali Vijay said:
“It is special because I started off well in this series and the next couple of matches I couldn’t play the way I wanted to play. I was getting out too early, I just came out in much more clearer mindset for this game and I wanted to back my instincts and play,” said the 32-year-old batsman.
And this is what he had to say about the Wankhede pitch:
“It’s a very true wicket for Test format because everybody had to work (on) their game plans and got to be very clear in the mindset to deliver. Everybody, especially bowlers, had really got to work (on) their plans out and it was a fantastic wicket to play this game,” added Vijay.