In the Cricket team of Indian Team, Indian opener Murali Vijay doesn’t want to think about the responsibility and burden.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Vijay said he is looking to stay as positive as possible going into the first of the three-game series against South Africa.
Murali Vijay Statement on the Match
“I don’t want to think too much about what will happen in a couple days’ time.
I just want to prepare myself and be in a confident state of mind which I am at the moment, which is good for me and the team.
Hopefully we can get going on this wicket, whatever is thrown at us and put up our A game.
You cannot go into a Test match thinking that you are going to leave so many balls.
You also have to be in a frame of mind where you also have to score runs.
If they bowl in good areas then you have to try to counter and come out stronger.
These are the things I think which will be critical for us to move forward.
The wicket is expected to be green, but Vijay says the team has had the right preparation going into the series.
“We got some pretty good net sessions. In the back we got some pretty good wickets as well.
So we are use to it. It is more of mind games than physical touch.
You have to be mentally prepare to match conditions because in the match it will be entirely different from whatever you replicate outside.
Dhawan reviews on the Match
#Also Dhawan declare fit and had a long session at the nets, Vijay did not wish to talk about the playing XI.
“Am not sure about the playing eleven, but he is fit and declare himself fit so it is good for us going into this Test match.
#Hopefully it is a good headache for the captain and the management,”.
Talking about the wicket, Vijay said: “It is quite green. I don’t know how it is going to behave on day one. Hopefully it should be a good test match to be part of.
We are looking forward to it and that is more important. Everybody in our dressing room is looking forward to the first day of play.”
Though an opening batsman, Vijay feels swing will be more important to counter than bounce.
“Swing I think, because bounce, personally I think I am able to manage bounce more. The ball swings around so it is difficult for any batsman to keep the shape,”
While everyone is talking about the pacers, Vijay agrees that it is the spinners who would play a crucial role and have to be at the top of their game.
We have quality spinners in our ranks and they can put up a good show,”.