Twitter ridicules Murali Vijay for bagging a pair at Lord’s
Vijay couldn't play more than eight deliveries and became Anderson's first victim of the innings.
Published - Aug 12, 2018 5:13 pm | Updated - Aug 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Murali Vijay hasn’t had the best of times in India’s ongoing five-match Test series against England. He could muster only 26 runs, combining two innings, in the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. He has been one of India’s most consistent batsman at the top of the order and hence was given another opportunity to make amends at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Nevertheless, his campaign has gone from bad to worse as he managed to bag a pair at the ‘Home of Cricket’. In the first innings, fast bowler James Anderson churned out a venomous delivery, which shaped away enough to cannon into the woodwork. Subsequently, the right-handed batsman perished for a duck and was shell-shocked by Anderson’s stupendous outswinger.
Vijay slumps to Anderson once again
After Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow and the other English batsmen piled on India’s despair, Vijay had the responsibility to pull his team out of the precarious position. The Brits put on a massive lead of 289 runs after which the Tamil Nadu-born batsman and KL Rahul opened the batting. However, Vijay couldn’t play more than eight deliveries and became Anderson’s first victim of the innings.
Horror of horrors, he was unable to open his account and managed to bag a pair at the ‘Home of Cricket’. Anderson dished out a ball which shaped in and the batter tried to defend it. Nevertheless, the ball jagged back prodigiously to take Vijay’s inside-edge. Jonny Bairstow, the wicketkeeper didn’t have much difficulty to grasp the ball, much to the delight of the home team.
Yet again, the visiting team lost their first wicket after failing to add a single run on the board. Meanwhile, the moment was a proud one for Anderson as he picked up his 100th Test wicket at the venue. Moreover, he accomplished 550 wickets in the longest format of the sport. In the meantime, Twitter roasted Vijay for another lacklustre show with the bat.
Here is how Twitter reacted
@BCCI why Murali VIJAY is in the National Team ? Does he have a GOD FATHER among you?
— Tejinder Ahluwalia (@tejirani) August 12, 2018
#INDvENG will murali vijay's name to be written in lord's honour list..😁
— S.S saggu🔴🔥 (@im_sunnysaggu) August 12, 2018
— Straight Drive !!! (@tweetw_ala) August 12, 2018
Time for Virat Kohli to replace Murali Vijay with Anushka Sharma #ENGvIND
— Aahana (@aahxna) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay: Why do we even pick him?
— Batman Is Orphan🌈 (@BatmanIsOrphan) August 12, 2018
Time to look at Prithvi Shaw. He wouldn’t be worse than Murali Vijay. He’s done.
— K Sudarshan (@SudarshanEMA) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay farewell test match at Lord's…
— prasanth sachin (@prasanth9063) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay needs to thrown out of team right now. Don't even wait for end of 3rd test.
Overrated test specialist. 👎#ENGvIND
— …🙇… (@CrickFreak_rd) August 12, 2018
this independence day we want freedom from murali vijay
— md rzk (@badraz99) August 12, 2018
I'm happy murali vijay gone for a duck arey bhai dusre player's bhi hai kabtak leke kheloge isko
— cric tweets (@imstrongkohli) August 12, 2018
Please call Prithvi Shaw… Murali Vijay is badly out of form, give new players a chance.#ENGvIND
— Mansi (@Mansi130) August 12, 2018
End of Murali Vijay's career. One can easily reckon. He actually never deserved to represent India this long. #EngvInd
— Srini (@Boisterous_Man) August 12, 2018
Player like #samcuran a 20 year old can score 40 at great strike rate and this murali Vijay can't even make single run in 2 innings. U are wasting the spot. Bring the new talent #RishabhPant #GoHome #MuraliVijay #ENGvIND @SonyTV
— Sanket Sanghavi (@sanket_sanghavi) August 12, 2018
When life gives you Murali, make Muralidharan out of it and Not Murali Vijay #ENDvIND
— SAMEER SRIVASTAVA (@TheDogOfPhantom) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay is the 6th Indian Opener to be dismissed for a 'Pair' in Test .
The other 5 are
Shikhar Dhawan #ENGvIND
— Swapnil Shanbhag (@swapniltalks) August 12, 2018
'Murali Vijay' oh man . You have to play only test matches and you can't even concentrate on that.
— iamanubhav (@anubhav_kawatra) August 12, 2018
Murali Vijay's horrendous form continues… Bags a pair. Jimmy Anderson has dismissed him 7 times now in Tests – the most by any bowler. Would be dropped in favour of Dhawan in the next Test? Will India survive Day 4 or would be rolled over? #ENGvsIND
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) August 12, 2018
@cricketaakash has shikhar dhawan been scapegoat when murali vijay has not been performing well in foreign
— mayank (@yomaddyboy) August 12, 2018
— Praveen Kumar (@Kpk_WhiteWolf) August 12, 2018
I don't want to see this Murali Vijay ever play for India again. He is 30+ and he is playing in one format alone. Getting a pair is the last thing we expect from him. Give a chance to some young lad. Won't mind him getting failed than seeing this same old Vijay flopping #EngvsInd
— Arun kumar (@arunmmn) August 12, 2018
just realized murali vijay bagged a pair 😂
bloke is averaging 12.80 away from home this year in 10 Test innings #ENGvIND
— Nikhil Mane 🏏🇦🇺 (@nikhiltait) August 12, 2018