Star Indian batter slams BCCI, says ‘no hopes to play for India’

Star Indian batter slams BCCI, says 'no hopes to play for India'

Murali Vijay, one of India’s most effective batters, has expressed interest in competing in leagues outside of his native country. In a Test match against the Australian cricket team in 2008, Vijay made his international debut. He participated in the other two cricket formats for India two years later. In the 2010 and 2011 tournaments, the top-order batsman amassed 400+ runs and assisted CSK in winning the IPL.

He undoubtedly demonstrated his brilliance in all formats with scores that were constant. Murali Vijay solidified his position in the red-ball lineup as an opener alongside Virender Sehwag with sound technique and calm. The gifted hitter recorded a Test score of 167 during the 2013 home series against the Australians, which became his greatest score. Later, he became the first choice opener for the team.

Afterwards, during 2017–18 series against teams like Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, he hit three century in a six-month period. However, Murali Vijay’s departure from the team in mid-2018 was facilitated by his poor play against elite teams like England and Australia.

Since, then he never returned again in the Indian team till now. It looks like Murali is unhappy with this lack of opportunities, he suffered from. Murali played his last IPL in 2020. Now, recently he expressed that ‘he is finished up with BCCI and is now exploring for opportunities abroad’. He will not follow up with Indian cricket and is looking for more wider opportunities and also for a competetive and a healthy one.