The Indian batsman has struggled to find any consistency so far in the 2013 IPL.
Chennai Super Kings and India batsman Murali Vijay has expressed the opinion that batting well is much more important to him than scoring runs.
Vijay’s comments come after Chennai lost their second IPL match in three games on Sunday, following defeat to Rajasthan Royals, although the Indian did score a half-century.
The 55 against Rajasthan is one of the only decent knocks for the 29-year-old in the current IPL season, as altogether Vijay has managed a modest 208 runs in 11 innings.
Yet the opener is not letting himself be fazed by his apparent lack of runs.
“The main thing is that I am batting well and that is more important for me than getting runs,” Vijay told iplt20.com.
“I know that if I keep hitting the ball well runs will come automatically,”
The batsman has been included in India’s 15-man squad to travel to England in June to play in the last ever Champions Trophy.
At international level Vijay has made himself a firm regular, playing all four Tests during the Indians’ 4-0 whitewash of Australia earlier in the year and batting well with new opening partner Shikhar Dhawan.
Although CSK are still top of the IPL table despite defeat to the Royals, Vijay and his side will have to guard against complacency and they would also want to be going into the play-offs on a winning streak.
The franchise’s next match is against IPL strugglers Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday.