Ahead of India’s home assignment against Sri Lanka, there was an opening selection dilemma and a tough equation for the Indian selectors to decode the best opening pair in the playing XI. Murali Vijay was asked to warm the bench in the opening Eden Gardens Test.
Little did the onlookers know that the classy and elegant Murali Vijay would score back-to-back Test centuries against Sri Lanka in the Nagpur and Feroz Shah Kotla Test. It was just a strong statement by him to prove that he is the best in the opening slot.
Just like Nagpur Test, Vijay capped off his innings at a sedate pace and converted the patience and perseverance into building a very good score. He brought up his 11th Test century and the selectors will have no more confusions in picking Vijay and Dhawan for South Africa tour as they both opened for India today.
After scoring his century, he was ecstatic to celebrate the moment with the Kotla crowd. The Indian team management in the gallery stood up and felicitated Murali Vijay’s incredible work rate that brought smiles to every Indian’s face.
Murali Vijay, initially, emulated iconic Athletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann’s celebration. A celebration which Griezmann does that quite often after he nets past the goalkeeper. He seeks solace from Drake’s music video ‘Hotline Bling’.
Post that celebration, Murali Vijay then dabbed with Virat Kohli. Manchester United Paul Pogba is well known for dabbing celebration as well. Iconic celebrations after better outcomes are expected to burst out with a blend of emotions.
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