Murali Vijay, who was hesitant to get the covid-19 vaccine, has stayed away from cricket of his own free will find it difficult to play donestic cricket and make a comeback . The 37-year-old, who represented Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League 2020, made himself unavailable for selection as he was unwilling to be in the ‘bio-bubble’ while it was the BCCI (Indian Cricket Association) to organize the tournament. cricket board) standard operating procedure.
As a result, the 37-year-old opener, who was out of the Indian team, was not considered by the Tamil Nadu selectors for the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Sources in the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) have now claimed that it will be “very difficult” if the veteran batsman expresses his desire to return to the state team. A source said, “He will have to return to training, prove his form after his fitness, then only he can play the match.”
He has not approached TNCA after he was dropped from the Tamil Nadu squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last year. An association source said, “Vijay had written in December last year that he would not be available for selection for the Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He hasn’t contacted TNCA since then and we don’t know what he has in mind.
According to him, ‘There is some hesitation in getting Vijay vaccinated for covid-19 which is his personal decision. At the same time he had said that he is not comfortable in the bio bubble which is part of the standard operating procedure of BCCI. Where does the question of being selected arise? Also, he does not seem comfortable with vaccination.
Tried to contact Vijay but he could not be reached. Also a senior TNCA official said that Vijay has not contacted him recently.