India opener Murali Vijay expressed displeasure over not being picked by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The 38-year-old cricketer said that he is “done with BCCI” and is looking for opportunities abroad.
Murali said in an interview,
“I am almost done with BCCI and looking for opportunities abroad. I want to play a little bit of competitive cricket.”
He further said,
“After 30 in India, it’s a taboo. I think people see us as 80-year-olds walking on street. The media should also address it differently. I feel you are peaking in your 30s. Sitting here right now, I feel I can bat the best way I can. But unfortunately, the opportunities were less, and I had to search for chances outside. I honestly feel as a person, you can only do what’s in your hand. You can’t control the uncontrollable. Whatever happened happened.”
Murali Vijay last played in a Test for India in December 2018 during India’s tour of Australia. In his 61 Test career for India, Vijay scored 3982 runs at an average of 38.29 which includes 12 centuries and 15 half centuries.
He also featured in 17 ODIs for Team India, scoring 339 runs. Murali Vijay was the highest run scorer in the 2014 Test series in England. In his esteemed career, Murali Vijay played 135 matches, scoring 9205 runs including 25 centuries and 38 half-centuries.