[caption id="attachment_886447" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-886447" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Murali-Vijay_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="410" /> Murali Vijay, statistically India's fourth most successful opener in Test cricket, has not played for India since December 2018. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Although he has not played any international cricket since December last year, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/murali-vijay/news/">Murali Vijay</a> is not fretting over his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">India</a> comeback. <p></p> <p></p>The right-handed opener, who was recently signed by English county side <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Somerset" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Somerset</a> for three matches, said that he plays the game for passion and pride. <p></p> <p></p>"I play cricket just for pride and sheer passion for it. I do not look forward to play for India or world level. My funda is to play cricket at a higher level. So, any cricket is good for me and I am looking forward to contributing for the teams I play for," Vijay was quoted as saying by ANI. <p></p> <p></p>"This is what I have done over a period of 15 years. So, obviously, nothing changes in that aspect of it. But obviously, opportunities create more experience and I am looking forward to one," he added. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/county-championship-2019-murali-vijay-joins-somerset-as-azhar-alis-replacement-884469">County Championship 2019: Murali Vijay joins Somerset as Azhar Ali's replacement</a> <p></p> <p></p>The Tamil Nadu batsman has been India's fourth most successful opener in Test cricket with 3880 runs against his name at an average of 39.19 while opening the batting. <p></p> <p></p>While he made it clear that he still has the desire to play for India, he is looking forward to contribute to the game in other ways. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/devastated-after-mcg-axing-murali-vijay-targets-india-recall-809272">'Devastated' after MCG axing, Murali Vijay targets India recall</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Of course, I am saying that I do not put any limitation on my dream. I have given four come back (to Indian cricket team) and there is no pressure. I know how to do that and I want to contribute in whichever team I play for. I want to make the team win and also get the youngsters in the right mindset. So, these are the contribution I can give to cricket," concluded Vijay.