The mid-2000s was a transitional period in Indian cricket. Veterans like Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly were struggling with injuries and dipping performances. That’s when young faces like MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh stepped in. However, this is another name that made its presence felt at that time - Murali Vijay. A right-handed opening batsman, Murali Vijay’s cricket career has been a roller coaster ride in terms of performance graph in various formats of cricket.
|Date of Birth||01 April 1984|
|Height||5 ft 10 Inches|
|Playing Role||Right Handed Batsman|
Vijay got his start in cricket at the age of 17 when he started playing club cricket representing Alwarpet in Chennai. Soon, he made his way to Tamil Nadu Under-22 squad for two seasons. But Vijay’s true breakthrough came during 2006-07 Ranji Trophy, his debut first-class season, where he was third-highest run scorer in the tournament. To learn more facts about his domestic career, have a look at the following points:
Murali Vijay made his Test debut in the last test match during 2008’s Border-Gavaskar trophy. About his playing style in Tests, he is known to have defensive gameplay wherein he measures his big hits carefully. As a result, at crucial points, Vijay was able to stick on the crease for longer durations to help put up bigger scores for the team. Here are some more facts about Murali Vijay’s Test performance.
While Vijay was doing wonders in Test, his performance in ODIs did not show promise after a few good performances. But, on the other hand, Vijay’s performance graph in IPL was soaring new heights. So, as he moved away from ODIs, we started seeing the best of him in the Indian Premier League. From Chennai Super Kings to his stints with Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab, here are some facts about his career in IPL.
|Format||Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest score||Avg||Strike Rate||100||200||50||4s||6s|
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