Returning man Murali Vijay is looking to enjoy cricket again | Cricket News



CHENNAI: The sixth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) — to be held from June 23 to July 31 — will see the return of fly-half Murali Vijay to competitive cricket after a nearly two-year hiatus. The 38-year-old, who last played in the 2020 IPL season for Chennai Super Kings, will prepare for the Ruby Trichy Warriors during the TNPL.
On why he stays out of the game for such a long time, Vijay — during a TNPL feature on Saturday — pointed out: “I wanted to play but I had a few injuries. Also my personal life was going through a fast pace and I wanted to slow it down. I wanted to see where I fit in as an individual, and that’s why I felt the break at that time was necessary. Fortunately, TNCA was very supportive and they understood my situation and gave me the platform (via TNPL) to come back and play.”
Vijay, who has been training for a few weeks, is eager to get started. “I’m very happy to be playing TNPL this season. I’m enjoying cricket, feeling fit and looking to play as long as possible,” he said. TNPL has enlisted Giggr Technologies to take a big step forward in digitizing the tournament. The opener will see the defending champions Chepauk Super Gillies to assume Royal Kings Nellai in Tirunelveli.
Vijay, who last played for the national team in the Perth Test of the Australian tour in 2018-19, is not setting himself any goals. “I don’t have any goals at the moment. I just want to enjoy this space in my life and see where it takes me,” said Vijay, who played 61 Tests, 17 ODIs and 9 T20s for India.
Vijay is keen to help youngsters realize their potential through this tournament. “TNPL is a gift to Tamil Nadu cricket. I can’t wait to get out there and play. I also want to take this opportunity to be around the youngsters and help them realize their potential,” said Vijay.


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