Former Indian Opener all set to make a comeback to professional Cricket after 2 years

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Former Indian Opener all set to make a comeback to professional Cricket after 2 years

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Former Indian opener Murali Vijay is all set to make a comeback to professional cricket after a gap of two years. Vijay will be seen playing in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Premier League. He was last seen participating in the Indian T20 league 2020.

Murali Vijay announced on Sunday that he will be seen in action again with the Ruby Trichy Warriors in the upcoming TNPL season, beginning on June 23. The tournament would mark Vijay’s return to cricket after a gap of two years, following his stint with Chennai Franchise.

Speaking at a TNCA event on Sunday, Vijay said that a variety of reasons including injuries and personal life troubles kept him away from the cricket field over the past 2 years. Vijay did not play for Tamil Nadu as he was not vaccinated, but is now available with that hurdle cleared.

“I am coming back now. This season, I am playing the TNPL. I am going to play cricket for as long as possible. Just took a personal break, I have a young family and got to take care of them. I am enjoying cricket, feeling fit and hopefully I can do my best for my team,” he said.

Speaking on his hiatus, Vijay said, “It (lockdown and not playing) was difficult for me personally because I wanted to play the game. I had two injuries and was really going through the tough phase. So just I wanted to slow it down and see where I am standing, I wanted to reflect on myself. And that’s why the break was required and needed at that particular time. ”

The 38-year-old thanked the TNCA for giving him the opportunity to play and stated the immense importance of the league for the Tamil Nadu state.

“Luckily, the TNCA have understood it and they have given me this beautiful platform (TNPL) to come back and play. TNPL is a gift for Tamil Nadu cricket. I am keen to go out and perform. I also want to make use of this opportunity to rub shoulders with the youngsters and help them to realise their potential,” Vijay added.

Vijay last represented India in the year 2018 against Australia in Perth. The opener has represented the country in 61 Tests, with 12 hundreds to his name.

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