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Murali Vijay remains confident about making comeback to India Test squad

Murali Vijay remains determined to work his way back into the Indian Test fold

Sudhir Gupta 2018/09/02

Opener Murali Vijay found himself axed from the India squad after a string of failures in the ongoing Test series against England but the batsman is confident of working his way back into contention.

The 34-year-old was dropped from the squad for the fourth and fifth Tests after scoring only 26 runs in the first two matches including a pair at Lord’s.

While many have speculated that this could be the end of the road for Vijay given his age, the Tamil Nadu batsman has not given up hopes of forcing his way back into the Test squad.

“I will be back playing for India. I am positive, will sort a few things out, make runs,” Vijay told reporters on the sidelines on the sidelines of a local club match in Chennai.

Vijay has played 59 Tests for India over the course of his career.

“Firstly, I want India to win the series in England. It is not the first time this has happened to me.”

“I believe age is only a number. As long as my feet move and my head is still, I will continue to play.

“The English pacemen had their gameplan worked out this time, bowling closer to my body and making me play a lot more deliveries,” he added.

Since making his debut for India in 2008, Vijay has gone on to register 3, 933 runs in 59 Tests at an average of 39.33.

In the process, he had notched up 12 tons and 15 half-centuries.

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