While India has crossed the magical number of 100 crore vaccinated people, there are few who are not interested in vaccination. Murali Vijay, the famous India cricketer, has decided against taking the shot.
He has decided to move away from cricket because of his unwillingness to take the Covid-19 vaccine. He is not a part of Tamil Nadu’s campaign in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has urged the players to take the vaccine, the final decision lies with the player.
“It is his personal decision. He is hesitant to take the vaccine. The BCCI SOPs say that a player needs to be inside the bubble for a week before a tournament starts and then as long as he is with the team. But Vijay is not too keen on it. So the Tamil Nadu selectors haven’t considered him for selection,” a source told Times of India.
Murali doesn’t want to be a part of bio-bubble life either.
“The selectors have not even discussed him in the selection meeting and he didn’t even make it to the Tamil Nadu list of probables picked before the domestic season. So even if he is ready to take the vaccine and wants to make a comeback, it will be a long road for him because he won’t be picked immediately. He has to prove his fitness and needs to have a few matches under his belt to be selected for Tamil Nadu again,” the source said.