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M Vijay to open the innings with Sehwag !

I just can’t believe it, that tomorrow, M Vijay will open for India against Oz, in the most crucial match. I sincerely wish all the luck and fortune be with him, when walks out to open the innings for India.

Dhoni has calmly said, M Vijay will open the innings tomorrow, putting all speculation to rest.

Cricinfo has a piece on him, describing his first meeting with the team mates.

Vijay’s call-up was on such short notice that he reached practice after the rest of the team. A team official took him towards Gary Kirsten and along the way he passed the spinners’ net in the middle of the ground but didn’t stop walking until he saw somebody familiar – and not from television viewing. S Badrinath was the captain when Vijay made his Ranji Trophy debut and he congratulated him by clapping him on the back. After meeting RP Singh, Munaf Patel and Venkatesh Prasad, he went over to Kirsten at the fast bowler’s net, who directed him towards the far end of the ground where Robin Singh was conducting fielding and catching drills.

He met VVS Laxman on the way and then, walking a few paces behind the official, went towards Sachin Tendulkar, who was waiting to bat at the spinners’ net. Vijay had never met Tendulkar before and after an introduction, a hand-shake, and a fleeting chat – there will be time for more wise words later in the day – he began fielding practice.


November 5, 2008 - Posted by | Aus Tour Ind '08-'09, Cricket, Sports

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