I will inform the BCCI once I am fully fit, says Murali Vijay

As heavy rain washed out the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match between Madurai Super Giant and Lyca Kovai Kings, Murali Vijay spoke at length on a range of issues.

Murali Vijay is happy to be back in the TNPL.   -  R. Ragu

India opener Murali Vijay spoke on various topics ranging from the his comeback to Team India, his injuries and the impact of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) on the youngsters. As the India batsman spoke, the disappointment was showing as the match between Madurai Super Giant and Lyca Kovai Kings at the NPRCET grounds here was abandoned on Thursday, due to heavy rain.

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On getting back on the field

It is great to be back in the TNPL. I hope to start from this tournament and build on from there.

On the main aim of this tournament

It is to get young domestic talent and help them out. Someone like T. Natrajan was picked in the IPL this year. The credit goes to TNCA for helping them showcasing the talent. Players get to play under lights. The pressure of playing in front of such a big audience will help them a lot.

On Lyca Kovai Kings performance

I like anybody who performs well in the tournament. Since I play for Tamil Nadu, the player who does well here can make a career playing for Tamil Nadu. So I want everyone to do well. Talent in this tournament is just fantastic.

On making a comeback through T20

The format does not make a difference. It's just the injuries. They are not under my control. My career has been one dimensional. It is my mindset and injuries that I need to take care of. I enjoy playing the game and I am eager to get back and start my second innings.

On the players who have impressed him

I like the way Sai Kishore handles himself. Baba Aparajith and Baba Indrajith have done well and along with Dinesh Karthik have been sharing their experiences with the youngsters.

On Lance Klusener as coach

I like his swagger. He was a fantastic cricketer. It’s a great opportunity for youngsters with someone like him around.

On playing for India

Once I am fully fit, I will inform the BCCI and it is up to them after that.