Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay is an Indian international cricketer. He plays as a right-handed opening batsman. Murali Vijay began his IPL debut in 2009, where he played only four games. He is a regular member of the Indian Test team. He also represents Tamil Nadu in first-class cricket and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Beginning in his young days, he had faced a failure life, but his interest and aspiration into cricket made him grow up well.

Murali Vijay (Cricketer)
Real NameMurali Vijay
NicknameVijay and Monk
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weightin Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 6 November 2008 vs Australia in Nagpur
ODI- 27 February 2010 vs South Africa in Ahmedabad
T20- 1 May 2010 vs Afghanistan in St Lucia
Coach/MentorBharat Arun
Jersey Number#26(India)
#26(IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamIndia, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Tamil Nadu
Nature on fieldCalm
Likes to play againstPakistan and Australia
Favourite BallOut Swinger
Records (main ones)2nd highest run-scorer behind Virat Kohli in the 2014-15 Test series in Australia.
Career Turning PointHis Test debut against Australia in 2008 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur, as a replacement for Gautam Gambhir.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1984-04-01 00:00:00
Age (as in 2016)32 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeVivekananda College in Mylapore, Chennai
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- 1
HobbiesListening music
ControversiesIt was believed that there was a love triangle between Dinesh Karthik, his Ex-wife Nikita and him, as it was said that she cheated on him with Murali Vijay.
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Virat Kohli, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Viv Richards and Kumar Sangakkara
Bowler: R Ashvin, Dale Steyn and Zaheer Khan
Favourite FoodCrab dishes
Favourite ActorKamal Hasan, Rajinikanth and Hrithik Roshan
Favourite ActressDeepika Padukone, Sushmita Sen and Shruti Haasan
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNikita Vijay
WifeNikita Vijay
ChildrenDaughter- Iva
Son- Nirav

Some lesser-known facts about Murali Vijay

  • Does Murali Vijay smoke?: No
  • Does Murali Vijay drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Vijay failed in his 12th standard exams with 40% when he was 17 years old, on the other hand, his sister scored 98%. After his poor result, his father told him that he is worthy of a peon’s job.
  • He was hurt by his father’s remarks and left the house and shifted to a local hotel.
  • To get some earning, he started working in a snooker club and a commission-based business, alongside which he used to practice cricket.
  • Later, he continued his studies and cleared his 12th standard exams and choose to join Vivekananda College, Chennai, as it was a reputed college for cricket.
  • Initially, he wasn’t selected to play for the Tamil Nadu domestic team because of his long hairs, after which he got a short hair-cut and later played for that team.
  • He is often called Monk due to his calm nature.
  • He is married to the Ex-wife of Dinesh Karthik.


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