There is no pressure on me: Murali Vijay

Vijay has not played any international cricket since the series against Australia.

Murali Vijay
Indian cricketer Murali Vijay. (Photo by Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Murali Vijay has made his comeback to the Indian Test side after a long layoff due to injury he sustained during the series against Australia. The selectors announced the squad for the three Test matches against Sri Lanka on Monday and drafted him back after being fit. Vijay is currently featuring in the ongoing season of Ranji Trophy and is playing against Mumbai for Tamil Nadu. However, the cricketer has insisted that he is under no pressure and would love to perform well at the highest level.

He was injured during the first-round match of the domestic competition against Andhra Pradesh which had threatened his comeback. He twisted his ankle while taking a quick single and was seen in a lot of pain before limping off the ground for the further treatment. He didn’t participate in the rest of the match and it seemed he would be out for a longer period again. But the Test specialist is now fully fit and raring to go in what would be a new start to his career.


It’s like baby coming out of mother’s womb

Murali Vijay, speaking to the media ahead of the Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai confirmed that he is excited to restart his career again. He also stressed that he is looking forward to the upcoming season. “I am like a baby coming out of a mother’s womb now. So just looking forward to the matches, to play, to contribute to be more consistent then what I was. Actually, there is no pressure on me because I know what to do at that level. Just want to go there and get a feel of it and contribute to India winning abroad,” he said.

Vijay also said that he is currently concentrating only on the high-profile encounter against Mumbai. “The mental aspect is more important for me. I am just coming out of an injury and I want to eradicate all the doubts on that side of my brain so I am just looking forward for … as much time possible I want to stay in this match and take it from there,” he added.