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To be honest, I don’t feel 100% fit yet: Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay feels he is very much there mentally but physically he isn't 100% fit.

Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay of India. (Photo by Ryan Pierse – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Indian opener Murali Vijay‘s bid to make a comeback just got delayed, as the TNPL encounter between Lyca Kovai Kings and Madurai Super Giant on Thursday was abandoned due to a wet outfield. Vijay was ruled out from the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, after complaints about pain in his right wrist.

Not 100% fit

The right-handed batsman is in no hurry and said that he will be informing the BCCI about his availability, once he gets back to full fitness. Vijay, who was set to lead Kovai Kings, said that the TNPL will provide him a good platform to get back to full fitness, as he feels that a lot of work needs to be done on his fitness, even though mentally he is up there.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to get back into action,” Vijay had said before the game was officially brought to close. Interestingly, In his honest assessment, he mentioned that he was still not fully fit and hopes to use the TNPL as a platform to build on his fitness. “To be honest, I don’t feel 100% yet, but mentally I’m up there. Hopefully, I can start from the TNPL and build from there on. Once I am fully fit, I will be informing the BCCI,” he added as per the quotes on cricbuzz.

Opportunity to start my second innings

On being asked whether T20 is an ideal platform compared to other formats for making a return from a lengthy lay-off, he explained: “For me, format doesn’t matter. My injuries are not under my control. I just want to be fit and play cricket. As everyone has seen, my career has been one-dimensional so far. I obviously want to enhance it.”

“It’s just my mindset and my injuries, which I have to manage properly from now on. Any cricket is fantastic for me because I enjoy playing cricket and it’s an excellent opportunity for me to start my second innings,” concluded Vijay.

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