Murali Vijay Biography: Age, Family, Education and Career Statistics

Murali Vijay

About Murali Vijay: He began playing cricket at the collegiate level at 17 and drew the attention of Bharat Arun, who recruited him to play junior-level and Ranji Trophy cricket for Tamil Nadu. He gained news when he and Abhinav Mukund had a 462-run opening-wicket stand in a Ranji Trophy game, falling two runs shy of the world record.

Murali Vijay Cricket

Vijay’s ability was quickly recognized, and he was given a Test against Australia in the last Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test at Nagpur in November 2008. 

He batted like a stoic opener against the then-World Champions, hitting 33 and 40 while sheltering the middle order from the new ball and putting a premium on his wicket.

He also demonstrated his street-smart fielding abilities, accounting for Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey’s run-outs.

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Strengths of Murali Vijay

Vijay is an excellent timer who prefers to hit the ball with his forearms rather than his strong bottom hand – a unique trait in today’s game. His strength is in his solid fundamentals, which include superb off-stump awareness, playing tight to his body, and not relying on the ball to behave off the field.

He’s also a great spinner, with fast feet to get to the pitch of the ball and a good grasp of the length, and he can be ruthless with his hallmark loft over long-on.

Teams played by Murali Vijay

  • India, 
  • Delhi Capitals, 
  • South Zone, 
  • Chennai Super Kings, 
  • Tamil Nadu, 
  • India Blue, 
  • Rest of India, 
  • India B, 
  • India A, 
  • Indians, 
  • Punjab Kings, 
  • India Green, 
  • Lyca Kovai Kings, 
  • Ruby Trichy Warriors, 
  • Essex, 
  • Somerset

Murali Vijay in IPL

Vijay continued to come in and out of the team, eventually becoming an injury substitute for the established tandem of Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag. He showed incredible patience and perseverance on his path to his first Test century against Australia in Bangalore in 2010.

However, he failed to score a fifty in the following nine innings and was subsequently dismissed.

Vijay was at a crossroads at this moment; he had been tested in the ODI team but had failed to make an impression.

Nonetheless, his IPL form was exceptional, with his side routinely getting off to fast starts, culminating with a 56-ball 127 in the 2010 IPL.

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He scored the most runs in CSK’s 2010 Champions League victory in South Africa. He also had a productive domestic season in 2012/13, and he was back in contention for the Test team.