Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Murali Vijay always played with dedication, Tamil Nadu coach
Tamil Nadu coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar on Friday mentioned Test opener Murali Vijay, who was dropped from the squad for the continued Vijay Hazare Trophy Group ‘C’ League for not reporting for Thursday’s match towards Mumbai, always played with the dedication for the state.
“I know Vijay has always played with a commitment for the state. Since he has been playing for India, he needs to take a bit of treatment.He had something to do with his shoulder.I don’t know what exactly it is but he needs treatment on and off,” he mentioned.
Kanitkar was chatting with reporters after the house aspect misplaced by eight wickets to Madhya Pradesh.
On Vijay not turning up for the match towards Mumbai, which led to his being dropped, Kanitkar mentioned he (Vijay) had informed him within the morning that he wouldn’t be capable of play however there appeared to be some communication hole with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
“Vijay had told me on the morning of the match that he wouldn’t be able to play. I think there was some communication gap with the association. I knew about it before coming to theground,” he mentioned..
“Even during the Ranji Trophy match against Tripura earlier this season, he opted out on the morning of the match with a neck sprain. But on that occasion he came to the ground to get it treated,” the Tamil Nadu coach mentioned.
He mentioned ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will probably be lacking the following recreation towards Andhra on Sunday and added that he had knowledgeable him and TNCA prematurely.
Kanitkar mentioned he was disenchanted with the group’s efficiency within the match including they misplaced to MP as they didn’t take wickets.
“I’m very disappointed with the defeat.I thought 302 was a par score.It was a good wicket to bat on. We should have bowled better.We also missed a couple of catches.”
They additionally failed to choose up wickets, he mentioned. The coach additionally felt that the presence or absence of players like Ashwin and Vijay shouldn’t have an effect on the group since each home group consisting of players who play for the nation faces the identical downside.
Kanitkar mentioned his contract with the state group ends this 12 months and he would converse to TNCA about his future as soon as the season will get over.
“I had signed a two-year contract which will end this year.I will speak to the TNCA once this season ends. I’m confident I can make this a better team,” he added.