No communication from selectors after being dropped: Murali Vijay

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Murali Vijay has joined the ‘no correspondence from selectors’ temporary fad, standing up about the absence of exchange between players who have been let alone for the India squads and the national selectors.

“Neither the chief selector nor any other person spoke to me in England after I was dropped from the third Test,” Vijay told Mumbai Mirror. “None of them have spoken to me since. I did have a conversation with the members of the team management in England and that’s it,” Vijay said of the visit in which he had scores of 20, 6, 0 and 0 in the initial two Tests in the five-coordinate arrangement.

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In this manner, he was not picked in the XI for the third, and dropped from the squad for the last two Tests. “I think it is important that a player is told about the reasons for keeping him out so that he knows where exactly he stands in the team managements’ and selectors’ scheme of things. As a player it is very important that you are going to get more than just one or two games, so that you can plan better. Stability keeps doubts away. Ultimately, one has to perform and contribute to the team’s cause.”

Vijay’s pursued of scores being dropped in England for Essex in the County Championship were: 56, 100, 85, 80 and 2. Nonetheless, he was not considered for the two-coordinate Test arrangement against Windies at home, as was Nair, who said he hadn’t had any correspondence from the administration for his own chopping out after an extensive period on the seat. By chance Nair has just played three Tests since his age in Chennai in December 2016. Nonetheless, selector MSK Prasad invalidated the cases saying that his group had been in contact with Nair over his non-choice.

“I will be preparing for the Australia series too in my own manner,” said Vijay, who would like to make a rebound when India visit Australia later one month from now. “I know the conditions there well, having scored close to 500 runs during the 2014-15 series. I wish to be ready if the chance comes. Ultimately it’s the runs that matter when you are trying to make a comeback.”

 

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