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Murali Vijay: I was not nervous on 99 against England on Day 1 of 1st Test

Murali essayed a fine knock for India against England © Getty Images
Murali Vijay essayed a fine knock for India against England © Getty Images

Jul 10, 2014

Murali Vijay, who compiled a century on the first day’s play of the first Test against England said that the period after lunch was tough to bat against James Anderson and Stuart Broad. He also told that he didn’t feel nervous, while he was batting on 99. Vijay’s patient-vigil helped India to amass 259 runs for the loss of four wickets on the board.

Vijay after batting through the day said in the press conference, “I was hitting the ball well, so was confident as I went in. Once one gets into rhythm everything works.”

According to the centurion, he had no plans of getting on top of the bowling. “In five day matches one is not too worried about getting bogged down.”

When hinted that he was getting out to good balls in recent matches, Vijay said that the runs were not on the board, and so he could not really offer any excuse.

Asked about the conditions, the opener said, “We have been hearing that here things can change in a very short while. We hope when we bowl there will be a cloud cover and more help for the bowlers.”

It was a difficult period after lunch, with the ball reversing and Broad and Anderson running in. However, Vijay said that the Indian team had been prepared. “We have been here for two weeks, and we have prepared for all these situations.”

The batsman insisted that he was not really nervous on 99. “I was talking to my partner [MS Dhoni] and did not get worried. I was prepared to wait for it.”

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