Tamil Nadu batsman, Murali Vijay, has said that he felt let down when his commitment was questioned during the Vijay Hazare Trophy,

“I just feel sad for whatever that has happened. Things could have been handled better. I’m set to talk with the TNCA officials soon and I feel things will be fine. I felt let down that my commitment was questioned and I was hurt. I love playing for Tamil Nadu and take a lot of pride in representing the state. My dream is to win the Ranji Trophy for TN and I’m confident it will happen.”

Murali Vijay, R Ashwin, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2017-18,
Murali Vijay missed the marquee game against Mumbai. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Vijay came in the spotlight when he did not report to the team for their game against Mumbai.

He only informed the coach in the morning at 7:30 AM about the shoulder pain and the team had to find a new opener.

Later, TNCA dropped Vijay from the squad for the last three matches due to non-reporting on the match day.

It all also had an impact on team’s performance and Tamil Nadu crashed out in the league stage with just two wins.

The defending champions failed to make it to the second round.

They had a poor run in Ranji Trophy too.

They could not win even a single contest during the Ranji Trophy.

In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Tamil Nadu won just one of three games to crash out of the tournament.

I Felt Let Down When My Commitment Was Questioned: Murali Vijay
Tamil Nadu dropped Muralli Vijay for last three matches. (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

At the end of the season, Vijay’s exclusion made the matter worst for the side.

However, the India Test batsman has now decided to sort out the matter.

He is all set to have a word with TNCA officials, to clear the air.

Now, though, the season is done and dusted for Tamil Nadu

The team will have to start again in the next season.

Few of the Tamil Nadu players will though play Doedhar Trophy and Irani Cup.

Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Murali Vijay are in line to play the Deodhar Trophy.

Vijay and Ashwin might also play the Irani Cup, as they will be available to the play the tournament.

The Deodhar Trophy starts on March 4 while the Irani Cup will be played from March 14 to 18.

Vidarbha will play the Irani Cup against Rest of India whereas India A, India B and the winners of Vijay Hazare Trophy will play the Deodhar Trophy.

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