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Murali Vijay (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Family & More

Murali Vijay is a Chennai born Indian international cricketer. He is a right-hand opening batsman. In the Indian test team, he is a regular player. Vijay normally represents Tamil Nadu in first-class cricket and Chennai super kings in the Indian Premier League.

Murali Vijay Wiki/ Biography

Murali Vijay

His nickname is Vijay and Monk. He was born on 1st April 1984, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His age is 36 years old in 2020. In cricket, he is a right-hand opening batsman. At the age of 17, he started playing cricket. In 2006 he made his first-class debut for the Tamil Nadu senior team. In 2006-2007 Ranji trophy he is the highest run-scorer. Aris his zodiac sign.

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Physical Appearance

Height(approx)– 5’7″

Weight(approx)– 75 Kg

Hair color– Black

Eye color– Brown

Body Measurements– Chest 40′ Waist 32 Biceps 14′


Murali Vijay school-related information not available. He completed his college from Vivekananda college in Mylapore, Chennai.

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Family, Cast & Wife

His parent’s related information not much available. Vijay was born into a Hindu Family. His wife’s name is Nikita Vijay. He has one daughter’s name is Iva and one son’s name is Nirav.

Murali Vijay parents
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Murali Vijay with wife
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His wife and children

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He started playing cricket at the age of 17. In 2013 he plays club cricket in Chennai representing Alwarpet in 2003. In CK Naidu Trophy he was selected under 22 squad. His opening innings in 6 matches were not good(scored only 26.45 runs an average).

In 2006 Murali was select for one day Ranji Trophy. His performance in the Ranji Trophy is very well. His total score is 277 runs in 7 matches (average of 39.57).

In 2007-2008 Ranji Trophy scored 582 runs all seven matches(an average 58.2). After Ranji Trophy he was selected for 2007-2008 Duleep Trophy. Murali’s first match run is 39 against the north zone and the second game run is 46 against East Zone. He was successful in batting No 3 and make centuries against Hyderabad and Andhra.

Vijay selected the India-A team in september 2008 against the New Zealand team. He maintained his good form in first matches scored 45 and 59. In 2008 he selected for challenger Trophy. He is a second run-scorers of the tournament (his average score is 54.66 runs).

On 27 Feb 2010, he debuts his ODI against south Africa and scored 25 runs in 16 balls.

His performance in 2010, the ODI series is not good (Scored an average of 30). Later he replaced by the wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel in 2 ODI matches.

Murali Vijay IPL career

His IPL career is very well. In the IPL franchise, he plays for his hometown Chennai super Kings till the sixth edition. In Chennai super king, he is one of the key performers. He made his first century for the Chennai super kings in the third innings of the IPL, where he scored 127 runs in 56 balls against Rajasthan Royals. For that match, he was awarded the man of the match.

In IPL fourth season he was again bought by the Chennai super king. His performance in the fourth season for Chennai super kings was very well, later he awarded man of the match in the final and help Chennai super kings win the IPL trophy for the second time. Vijay scored 95 runs in 52 balls.

In 2014 IPL auction he was selected by the Delhi Daredevils for 5 crores. But his performance for the Delhi Daredevils was not good. The next year 2015 he was appointed as a captain for Kings Xi Punjab. In 2018 and 2019 he was retained by the Chennai super kings.


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His career Matches

Test DebutAustraliaVidarbha cricket Association stadiumNov 6, 2008
Last Test" "Perth StadiumDec 14, 2018
ODI debutEnglandNehru StadiumNov 29, 2008
Last ODIZimbabweHarare Sports ClubJul 14, 2015
T20 DebutAfghanistanDaren Sammy National Cricket StadiumMay 1, 2010
Last T20ZimbabweHarare Sports ClubJul 19, 2015
IPL DebutKolkata Knight RidersNewland stadiumApril 25, 2009
Last IPLMumbai IndiansMa chidambaram stadiumMay 07, 2019

His Favorite Things

Favorite Food– Crab Dishes

His favorite actor– Rajnikant, Kamal Hassan and Hrithik Roshan

His favorite actressShruti Hassan, Sushmita Sen, Deepika Padukone

Favorite cricketersBatsman: AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli, Hashim Amla, Viv Richards, and Sangakkara

Bowler– Dale Steyn, R Ashvin and Zaheer khan


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There is one love triangle between Dinesh Karthik and his ex-wife and him. In 2012 during Vijay Hazare trophy Karthik was break up with the wife. He divorced Nikita while she was pregnant in 2012. After Nikita’s marriage with Murali Vijay and for that Murali and Nikita friendship come to end.

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Murali Vijay’s hobbies are listening to music.

His mentor’s name is Bharat Arun.

His jersey no for India is #26 and #26 (for IPL and county cricket).

Vijay domestic or state team is India, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi daredevils, Tamil Nadu and Kings XI Punjab.

He likes to play against Australia and Pakistan.

His career turning point is 2008 border Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia was a replacement of Gautam Gambhir.

Due to his calm kind of nature, he often called Monk.

At the age of 17, in his 12th standard, he failed with a 40% mark and on another side, his sister scored 98%. After that, his father told him he was suited for Peon Job.

Murali left his house and shifted to a local hotel because his father hurt him.

In his 17 he started working in a snooker club and a commission-based business alongside he also continues his cricket practice.

He completed his studies and complete his 12th standard exam. He chooses Vivekananda college Chennai because of this college is a reputed college for cricket.

Because of his long hair, he is not selected in the Tamil Nadu domestic Team. After he got short hair and played for that team.

In 2020 IPL auction he was again bought by the Chennai Super Kings.


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