Chennai: Quite typically, Murali Vijay sought to stay rooted to the ground despite his magnificent knock of 113, that played a key role in Chennai Super Kings' 86-run win against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League game here on Friday. That knock facilitated Chennai's entry into the final against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
While Vijay deftly ducked a question whether Morne Morkel's absence was to CSK's advantage, he declined to compare Friday's century with any of his previous innings, and said he was happy to have contributed to his team's victory. "Obviously, I can't comment on Morkel's omission. That's their decision. Of course, he is a fantastic bowler," Vijay said.
"I just went in and started striking the ball. I always go there with wanting to win the match and not just play for CSK. It's a great feeling to contribute for the team. I don't want to compare this knock with any other, but certainly I had to work hard for it. It was hot and humid and I had to take a lot of singles and doubles. I enjoyed the innings and I couldn't have asked for more," Vijay added.
On Sunday's final against the Kolkata outfit, Vijay preferred to take a simplistic perspective and said the CSK were all set for the big game. "Every team can beat the other on a given day. So, we need to be wary and cannot take things lightly. The only thing I can tell you is that we are geared up for the match," Vijay added.