IndvsEng: Kumble brushes off Vijay’s uneasiness to short balls
New Delhi: Brushing off Murali Vijay’s uneasiness to short balls, Indian Cricket team coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday said it is just a matter of time that former is failing to produce some valuable knocks for the side.
Confronting Murali Vijay’s repeated failures with the bat, Kumble said Vijay had hit a ton in Rajkot Test and will come back exercising the same in the coming games. Two prominent Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are out due to injury and in that case Vijay’s indifferent form is creating worries for Virat Kohli’s brigade.
“We certainly have that with us when we go out in the nets and try and help him with that particular delivery but I do not really think we need to go too deep into why he is getting out that way,” said Kumble.
Following the injury of Wriddhiman Saha, Pathiv Patel shined with the bat. Patel scored 42 runs in the first innings and remained unbeaten at a score of 67 runs in third Test.
What Jumbo said regarding Parthiv Patel?
- When Parthiv was asked to open, he put his hand up and did that really well.
- That shows the character of the player and I am really pleased with that.
- Even when he first came in as a 16 or 17-year-old - even today he looks 16 without the beard - he has showed a lot of maturity
India will lock horns with England in the fourth Test encounter, beginning from Thursday at Wankhede stadium.
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