Murali Vijay Becomes Another Victim Of The Communication Issue
By CricShots - Oct 4, 2018 4:17 pm
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The Indian opener Murali Vijay is the latest addition to the victims of facing the lack of communication issue between the Indian selectors and players who have been dropped from the squad. He had made 20, 6, 0 and 0 in the first two Tests of India’s five-match series in England. He was not picked in the XI for the third Test and was dropped from the squad for the last two Tests as well.

Murali Vijay

As per the reports in Mumbai Mirror, Vijay said, “Neither the chief selector nor any other person spoke to me in England after I was dropped from the third Test. 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 was also not picked for the ongoing two-Test series against West Indies at home. Surprisingly, Karun Nair also said in a recent interview that he had “no conversations” with the team management or selectors after he was dropped from the squad without playing a Test in England. Former India offspinner Harbhajan Singh had slammed the MSK Prasad-led selection committee and questioned their methods.

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Talking about the same, the Tamil-Nadu batsman said, “I tend to agree with what Harbhajan Singh has said about the parameters of selection. 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 management’ 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.”

Karun Nair

On the other hand, Prasad said he had spoken to Nair after leaving him out of the 15-man squad for the West Indies Tests, and told him to keep scoring heavily in the Ranji Trophy and for India A. While, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli chose not to comment on the issue when he was asked about it on the eve of the first Test against West Indies.

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After being axed from the Test squad, Vijay played County Championship for Essex and made scores of 56, 100, 85, 80 and 2 in the five innings he played.

India’s next Test series after the one against West Indies will be in Down Under against Australia, and Vijay hoped to make a comeback. He said, “I will be preparing for the Australia series too in my own manner. 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.”