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Vijay confident of being fit in time for Sri Lanka series

India opener Murali Vijay said he is using the time away from the game to work on fitness with his next assignment being the Test series in Sri Lanka next month.

Vijay confident of being fit in time for Sri Lanka series
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Murali Vijay

Chennai

The Tamil Nadu batsman, who missed the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, underwent a wrist surgery in London and has since been spending time recuperating and following the rehabilitation programme prescribed to him. 

“I am in the process of recovering. Have a few more days to go. I want to be at my best fitness-wise,” Vijay told PTI . He is currently working in Chennai with Rajinikanth, a trainer at NCA, and hopes to start batting again in the coming days. 

“I think I am in the right hands. He (Rajinikanth) is one of the best when it comes to rehab work. I am lucky to be working with him at the right time. The aim is to be a fitter cricketer,” Vijay said. 

The stylish right-hander is likely to spend some time at the NCA in Bengaluru where his recovery would be assessed. With India slated to tour Sri Lanka for a series next month, Vijay is preparing himself for the same. 

“I have had an operation. I am hoping all will be well and I should be alright by then. “I got the time to think about myself and my batting while concentrating on my fitness,” he said about the injury enforced break. I am working on my fitness part. I can’t rush my return as I have had a surgery. I will go by the doctors’ advice.” 

Vijay, who has played 51 Tests so far, has also featured in 17 ODIs and nine T20 Internationals, is keen to be part of all the three formats. “I know I have the game to play and do well in all three formats. For that fitness is an important aspect and I am working towards that,” he said.

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