Chennai: India opener Murali Vijay on Saturday said that he plays cricket for ‘pride’ and ‘sheer passion’ and wants to contribute to any team he plays for.

Speaking to reporters, the 35-year-old said: “I play cricket just for pride and sheer passion for it. I do not look forward to play for India or world level. My funda is to play cricket at a higher level. So, any cricket is good for me and I am looking forward to contributing for the teams I play for.

“This is what I have done over a period of 15 years. So, obviously, nothing changes in that aspect of it. But obviously, opportunities create more experience and I am looking forward to one.”

Vijay also expressed his desire of playing for India again, but added that he can contribute to the sport in many other ways.

“Of course, I am saying that I do not put any limitation on my dream. I have given four come back (to Indian cricket team) and there is no pressure. I know how to do that and I want to contribute in whichever team I play for. I want to make the team win and also get the youngsters in the right mindset. So, these are the contribution I can give to cricket,” he said.