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City boy Murali Vijay tells us a thing or two about packing for the road

2015 has been a good year for Murali Vijay, be it scoring the sixth test 100 against Bangladesh or being a consistent batsman in the ODI against Zimbabwe. Off the field, this cricketer has been taking up sports like surfing and enjoying long scenic drives too. He lets us in on what goes into his travel bags.

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Foot work
a�?When Ia��m not training, I go for a pair of loafers,a�? says Vijay, on his choice of footwear. His personal favourite is Indian brand Globalite. We suggest the Grove II from the brand, that comes with sturdy soles and vents on the sides. Rs419.
Details: globalitesport.com

Up your style
Vijay also loves his bracelets. US-based Miansaia��s leather bracelet with a silver hook makes a classy statement. Approximately RsA�9,840 on mrporter.com

On the goDiesel backpack 17990-brown
While on tours, it is mostly his kit bag, but for everywhere else Vijay packs a Diesel. The Urban Back from the branda��s FW 16 collection is a must have for frequent travellers. The sturdy, polyurethane bag is priced at RsA�17,990, at their store in UB City, Bengaluru. Details: 080 41738004

Behind the wheel
a�?I would love to take a car and drive along the Great Ocean Drive in Melbourne. The place is just fabulous,a�? says Vijay. The stylish Land Rover Discovery Sport, launched just last month, would be the ideal set of wheels for this scenic drive. RsA�56,43,882. Details: 28256666

On board
a�?Ia��ve taken to surfing seriously as I find it very adventurous,a�? Vijay shares. If you want to ride the waves like him, try Auroville-based surf board brand Indi. Their yellow and black board is hand and spray painted with acrylic colours. Rs 24,400. Details: indishapingbay@gmail.com

Woody notes
When it comes to perfumes, Vijay swears by Issey Miyake. La��Eau da��Issey Pour Homme Intense, is his pics.A�RsA�5,050 at Shoppers Stop. Details: 43972626

Plug inSennheiser Momentum 2
Vijay says that his a�?Sennheisera��s noise-cancelling headphones,a�? accompany him on long journeys. Check out the German branda��s newest, Momentum 2.0, that delivers extra powerful bass. RsA�52,490. Details: ebay.in

Curious case
Confessing that he is not a a�?mobile persona�? Vijay makes do with an iPhone 6s. If you own one too, give it a posh update with this blue Michael Kors textured case. Approximately RsA�2,983 on harrods.com

In the shade
The right-hand batsman is an ardent fan of shades. a�?I have a huge collection of sunglasses,a�? he says, recommending the uber cool Oakley brand. The Scuderia Ferrari Catalyst (with red iridium lenses and a lightweight frame) approximately RsA�11,000 at GKB Opticals. Details: 28464107

Comfort zone
Track lover Vijay may want to stock up on Superdrya��s Applique tracks from their AW15 collection. The cotton pants are perfect for a stroll through duty free. Rs A�6,490. Details: 30083581