India as well as Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay has expressed his disappointment at the turn of events after TNCA claimed he failed to report to the ground after suffering a shoulder injury.
"I just feel sad for whatever that has happened. Things could have been handled better. I'm set to talk with the TNCA officials soon and I feel things will be fine," Vijay was quoted as saying in a Cricbuzz report.
He further added, "I felt let down that my commitment was questioned and I was hurt. I love playing for Tamil Nadu and take a lot of pride in representing the state. My dream is to win the Ranji Trophy for Tamil Nadu and I'm confident it will happen."
Vijay had an extremely poor series in South Africa, failing to register a single fifty. He, however, said, "In all the Tests, I had got in, played a few balls and had a look at the wicket. It all boils down to shot selection, which happens at that level.
“There were also good bowlers, bowling in the right channel and the pitches were a little difficult. I hope to apply the experience I had gained in the future tours,” he went on to say.
--By A Cricket Correspondent