Twitter wants Murali Vijay to make a Test comeback following his ton for Essex

He wasn't a part of the Indian squad for the last two Tests against England.

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Right-handed batsman Murali Vijay has been one of India’s most consistent batsmen in Test cricket, but the recent times haven’t been joyful for the right-handed batsman from Tamil Nadu. The 34-year-old played the first encounters of India’s five-match Test series against England, however, could only manage 26 runs in two matches at a forgettable average of 6.50.

Moreover, he bagged a pair in the second Test at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. On both instances, he was dismissed by fast-bowler James Anderson. Subsequently, he was dropped from the eleven for the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, which the visiting team won by 203 runs. Thereafter, he was sidelined from the squad for the last two Tests.


Vijay made the opportunity count

Prithvi Shaw, the 18-year-old teenage sensation, was roped in as his replacement. In the meantime, Vijay struck a deal with Essex to play in the English county championship. The team, captained by Ryan ten Doeschate, recently played against Nottinghamshire and comprehensively won the match by eight wickets. Vijay also made a significant contribution in the encounter.

In the first innings, he scored 56 runs from 95 deliveries with a help of nine boundaries. Lyndon James eventually got rid of him. However, Vijay came into his own in the second innings and scored a superlative 100 runs in 181 deliveries to help Essex track down a target of 282 without many hiccups. En route his ton, he also stitched together a stand of 204 runs with Tom Westley.

Left-arm spinner Samit Patel castled him to bring the curtains down on a superlative knock, which was laced with 15 glorious boundaries. Essex chased down the target in 69.4 overs. Meanwhile, Twitter wants Vijay to make a comeback into the Test team.

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