There’s a sense of vibe about Murali Vijay. When Vijay is on the field, you know it. He owns the stage like it’s his world and there’s no one else in it.
In the last year or so, the seasoned pro did not play for Tamil Nadu as well as any other league games because he was not vaccinated.
With Dhawan’s presence in playing XI for Cape Town unlikely due to a foot injury, technical proficiency of other two openers may stand Kohli & Co in good stead.
Sri Lanka pulled back with two quick wickets as India ended the opening day at 371/4 in the third and final Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
The Tamil Nadu batsman waved his bat to the stadium and later performed the iconic Griezmann move to celebrate his century.
There are no surprises in the Test squad with Abhinav Mukund making way for a fit-again first-choice opener Murali Vijay.
Shikhar Dhawan replaced opener Murali Vijay who was ruled out of the Test series against Sri Lanka due to a wrist injury.
There was something to cheer for Indian fans coming to the Rajkot's Saurashtra Cricket Stadium (SCA) stadium grounds at last.