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Cricket player Murali Vijay Biography, Wiki

Born on April 1, 1984, Murali Vijay was a former cricket player for the Indian national team. Murali Vijay  bats first base right-handed and occasionally bowls off break right-arm. Murali Vijay  had played first-class domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and represented the Indian cricket team.
Cricket player Murali Vijay Biography, Wiki

Born on April 1, 1984, Murali Vijay was a former cricket player for the Indian national team. Murali Vijay bats first base right-handed and occasionally bowls off break right-arm. Murali Vijay had played first-class domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and represented the Indian cricket team. The Indian squad that took home the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy included Vijay.

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In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has also represented the Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, and Chennai Super Kings.

Vijay began playing cricket for clubs in Chennai in 2001, the year he was picked for the Tamil Nadu under-22 squad. In 2006, he made his first-class debut for the Tamil Nadu team. In the Ranji Trophy, his first-ever first-class competition, he finished among the leading run scorers in 2006–07. Murali Vijay received calls up to the South Zone cricket team in 2008, and then to India A.

In November 2008, he made his test debut following the International Cricket Council’s one-match ban of habitual opener Gautam Gambhir. Vijay mostly represented India in test cricket, amassing 3982 runs at an average of over 38 in 61 matches. January 2023 marked his retirement from all international cricket competitions.

Murali Vijay Early professional Life

Tamil Nadu’s Madras is where Vijay was born. In 2003, he began playing club cricket with Alwarpet CC in Chennai, where he was 17 at the time. Murali Vijay was then chosen for the under-22 Tamil Nadu team for the C. K. Nayudu Trophy, which Tamil Nadu won thanks to Vijay, who opened the innings and averaged 26.45 over the course of six matches Murali Vijay averaged 26.50 in three games while playing for the under-22 team in the 2005–06 CK Nayudu Trophy.

In February 2006, Vijay was included in the Tamil Nadu team for the Ranji One-day Trophy. On February 16, he scored 17 runs on his senior cricket debut against Karnataka in the tournament’s last group match. In the quarterfinal defeat against Railways, he scored 38 points.

“Getting rid of the 30s and 40s score habit was my main priority because it was really bothering me.” Three points emerged from my conversation with my coach, Jaykumar: shot selection, shot selection, and shot selection. My shot selection was the only thing that went wrong; there was nothing technically incorrect with my batting. Finally, it boiled down to fitness: was I abandoning it because I was weary? We put effort into those kinds of little things, and they are now paying off.”

—Vijay on his 2014 batting comeback

Vijay was not picked to play for India again until February 2013, when he was again called up for the home series against Australia, due to his underwhelming performances. With 430 runs, including two hundreds, he finished as the series’ best scorer. Murali Vijay scored back-to-back hundreds in the second and third tests. Despite not participating in any of the series’ matches, Vijay was a member of the Indian team that won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.38 Only in July 2013, during the tri-series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies, did he participate in another ODI match, hitting 57 runs in two innings.

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Vijay played in back-to-back away series against South Africa and New Zealand before establishing himself as a regular in the Indian test side. During the July 2014 tour of England, he participated in all five tests and finished first for India with 402 runs scored. Vijay scored 99 at the Adelaide Oval in December 2014 during India’s tour of Australia. He and captain Virat Kohli had a partnership of 185 runs as they chased 364 runs in the fourth innings.

In the opening half of the second test at the Gabba in Brisbane, he amassed 144 runs, tying the record for the most runs by an Indian on the pitch.In June 2015, he achieved his sixth century in a single Test match against Bangladesh. Murali Vijay faced Zimbabwe in July 2015 for his final One-Day International. In the 2015 home test series against South Africa, he participated and scored 210 runs in four tests.

Vijay Retirement And Later years

Vijay amassed 357 runs in five tests during the home series against England, including two hundreds to help the Indian team win.Later, in the home series against Australia, he participated in three tests and scored 113 runs. Murali Vijay only managed 102 runs in three games during the away series against South Africa in January 2018.

In June 2018, he got his final century in a test match against Afghanistan. During the Indian tour of England in August 2018, he participated in two test matches and managed just 26 runs with two ducks In Perth, Vijay participated in his final test match of the Indian tour of Australia, finishing with a duck and 20 runs.

T20 IPL career

2009 saw Vijay make his Indian Premier League debut for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), his hometown team. Vijay finished in the top 5 run scorers in the 2010 season, amassing 458 runs to help CSK win their first tile. Vijay scored the most runs in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, helping CSK win with 294 runs. Murali Vijay scored 434 runs in the 2011 season, helping CSK win the title for the second time in a row. In the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Vijay amassed more than 300 runs in scoring.

In the 2014 Indian Premier League auction, Delhi Daredevils selected him. Murali Vijay scored 458 runs in two seasons of play for Delhi. Murali Vijay was selected by Kings XI Punjab in April 2016 and took over as captain in the midst of the 2016 campaign, replacing South African David Miller. With 453 runs, he led the club in scoring.

A wrist injury kept him out of the 2017 season, and Kings XI Punjab released him. He returned to the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL auction, however he only appeared in six games over the following three seasons. In 106 appearances, he scored 2619 runs and recorded two hundreds during the IPL.

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In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Premier League season, Vijay led the Kovai Kings team as captain. When Vijay rejoined the Trichy Warriors in 2022, he amassed 224 runs in four games.

In his private life, Vijay is wed to Nikita Vanjara, who was previously wed to Dinesh Karthik but the two later separated. The couple has one daughter and three sons.

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