Murali Vijay © IANS (File Photo)
Murali Vijay © IANS (File Photo)

Murali Vijay‘s inclusion in the Kings XI Punjab team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 has further boosted the batting line-up that consists of players like Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and George Bailey to name a few. He however is happy with the role of the opener and is excited yo be opening along with Virender Sehwag. KXIP vs DD, IPL 2015, Preview: KXIP look to build on win as DD search for maiden win

“It is always exciting. I have been part of the Indian team when he was playing but I did not get an opportunity to open with him at that time. But now I have the opportunity to open with him; he plays the way he wants to and it is such a nice sight to be standing at the non-striker’s end and see him play fearlessly and with freedom. He is a good character too; it is fun to play with him,” said Vijay, according to DD look to end unlucky streak against KXIP in Match 10 of IPL 2015

Vijay believes that his good run of form over the last year has helped him a lot coming into the IPL. “It has helped very much actually. It is a new team for me this year and everything is going good as of now. So obviously I am looking forward to the upcoming games. I have been hitting the ball pretty well for a long time now. I got starts in the previous two games and I looking forward to converting the starts into bigger innings,” Vijay said. IPL 2015: Shreyas Iyer believes there is a lot to learn from seniors, coaches at Delhi Daredevils

Vijay also spoke about the adjustment one has to make while playing in the T20 format. He said, You have got to keep yourself cool in T20 because you don’t have much time to react. You have to assess the situation really quickly and for that you need a calm head and a clear mind. These are things which have been taught to me by Michael Hussey. He is one player who I really admired playing with. I have learnt a lot, and hopefully I can pass it on to youngsters.”

KXIP take on Vijay’s former team Delhi Daredevils (DD) later on today.