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Doubts still loom of Murali Vijay’s inclusion in squad for the third Test

Have you ever seen a captain of the team talking about two possibilities in one statement? Might be no, but Indian captain Virat Kohli did that yesterday when in the pre-match conference first he said that that Murali Vijay is back to full fitness. This means that he will be back in the team irrespective of the fact that whoever he replaces.

Before you go forward and start thinking that Vijay will be opening the innings today, come back a bit as in the Virat Kohli spins the ball by saying that Vijay’s participation is not confirmed in the third Test. Googly!

Don’t know why the captain is hiding facts upon Vijay’s injury as still, we think that Vijay is not fully fit for the game as in no case Kohli would have said that Vijay’s participation is in doubt if he is fully fit. Vijay has come here as the leader of the opening slot and earned his place in the team is fixed. No one in the current opening slot has the stature to replace Vijay in the squad. He was the main force behind India’s success overseas in past few years.

To take a note Murali Vijay didn’t bat at the net session yesterday whereas all other batsmen were the part of it. Simple calculation and maths suggest that Vijay is still not fit will not be part of the game and the reason is injury and not the selection dilemma. Neither BCCI nor captain is open to public regarding Vijay’s injury which is creating some tension in minds of fans and public.

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