We are pumped up to win the game: Vijay

We are pumped up to win the game: Vijay

India opener M Vijay, who made a patient 95, said the team was eager to script something special on the fifth day of the second Test at Lord’s on Monday.

“We are all pumped up to do something special, we are here to prove a point and win a game,” said Vijay in his post-day press-do on Sunday.

Vijay rued missing out on a second hundred in the series, but placed that personal disappointment below the chances of a victory for the team. “It is disappointing but I will take it any day if we win tomorrow.”

The right-hander was full of praise for Ravindra Jadeja, who altered the course of the match with a forceful 68, and then picked up the wicket of England’s opener Sam Robson. Vijay hinted that the controversy involving James Anderson might have spurred him.

“I think so, because the intent was special. He is probably a Rajput and may be that is a fighter caste and he was just showing something out there. When Jadeja came in, I could feel the energy that he will do something special, I was doing the anchor role but I got out and he capitalized on his intent,” said Vijay.

Vijay, however, cautioned against complacency. “The game is unpredictable, and in the first game (Trent Bridge) we thought we will bundle them out but Anderson played a gem of a knock.

“But if we look at this game, it is very well placed. Jadeja is spinning the ball well and the fast bowlers can help him. The pitch is doing a lot for spinners because of footmarks. It will be the fifth day and the pitch will have wear and tear,” noted Vijay.

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