Bengaluru, March 4: Test opener Murali Vijay was on Saturday ruled out of the ongoing second Test against Australia after sustaining a shoulder injury.
Vijay was replaced by his Tamil Nadu team-mate Abhinav Mukund to open the batting with Lokesh Rahul.
“Indian Test opener Murali Vijay has been ruled out of the second Test …after sustaining an injury to his left shoulder,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement. (Scorecard)
“He will be further assessed and monitored by the BCCI Medical Team over the coming days,” it added.
Vijay sustained the injury while diving on an outstretched arm during the opening Test match in Pune, which India lost by a massive 333 runs.