India vs Australia: Murali Vijay says he never thought he would play 50 matches for hosts

Senior opener Murali Vijay feels humbled as he is on the cusp of a commendable achievement of completing 50 Test matches for the country when he takes the field against Australia in the third Test match.

PTI March 15, 2017 23:08:27 IST
India vs Australia: Murali Vijay says he never thought he would play 50 matches for hosts

New Delhi: Senior opener Murali Vijay feels humbled as he is on the cusp of a commendable achievement of completing 50 Test matches for the country when he takes the field against Australia in the third Test match.

India vs Australia Murali Vijay says he never thought he would play 50 matches for hosts

Murali Vijay. AP

Vijay is only fifth specialist opener after Sunil Gavaskar (125), Virender Sehwag (103), Gautam Gambhir (58) and Navjot Singh Sidhu (51).

"It is a great feeling to be honest. I never thought I would play so many Test matches for India," Vijay told BCCI.TV.

"It has been a great journey and I would like to thank the TNCA and Chemplast – my club team for the immense support throughout my journey so far. It has been great and have enjoyed every bit of it. It was a great moment when I got into the team. I never thought once that I didn’t belong here," he recollected his journey with a lot of fondness.

"Every moment has been priceless. I remember everything about my matches till date – right from the time I walked into the Indian dressing room to now and each moment has been close to me. It has just pushed me to do better each time I get an opportunity to represent my country. The journey has been amazing and I can't put it across in words. I am living my dream."

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