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Vijay: I batted with a fractured wrist
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Vijay: I batted with a fractured wrist

Murali Vijay has spoken of his frustration at having to "grind it out" while batting injured and was told "not to use any power".

India batsman Murali Vijay has revealed he was playing with a fractured wrist before undergoing surgery.

The Kings XI Punjab opener was ruled out of the Indian Premier League as he required an operation and has also been struggling with a shoulder problem.

Vijay played three of the four Tests in the recent series victory over Australia, but said he was severely hampered due to injury.

"I don't want to get too much into the status of the injury but I was playing with a fractured wrist," Vijay told the New Indian Express.

"It was a difficult situation to be in, but the team always comes first. I was not able to bat freely because, as the injury aggravated, I couldn't play certain shots and when I went out to bat, I had to grind it out.


"Especially against pacers, it was difficult at times to even defend off the front foot because it was my bottom hand that was injured."

He added: "I was told not to use any power while batting, so that was something I had to keep in mind while facing spinners.


"As a batsman, when you can't play certain shots, it affects your momentum and it was frustrating, but I saw it as a challenge because nothing comes easy and I learned a lot.

"My body language might not tell you a real story all the time. I was in pain and it is not in my personality to show what I'm going through and gain sympathy. At the end of the day, I'm the one going through that and need to handle it on my own."

Vijay stated that he hopes to be able to pick up a bat again in "a month or two".

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