Murali Kartik Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Murali Kartik


Real NameMurali Kartik
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 18 inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 24 February 2000 vs South Africa at Mumbai
Test- 16 March 2002 vs Zimbabwe at Hyderabad
T20- 20 October 2007 vs Australia at Mumbai
Batting StyleLeft-Handed
Bowling StyleOrthodox Left Arm Spinner
Jersey Numbers# 25 (India) In One Day international
# 77 (India) In Test match
# 11 (Domestics)
Domestic/State TeamsRailways, Lancashire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Somerset, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab
Coaches/MentorsM. K. Iqbal, Kapil Dev
Career Turning PointIn 2004-2005, he took 7 wickets against Australia through his magical bowling. This was the moment which added glory to his name and more international games for him.
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 September 1976
Age (as in 2017)41 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
Signature Muarli Kartik's Signature
SchoolSardar Patel Vidyalaya
College/UniversityHindu College, Delhi
Educational QualificationBechelor in Commerse
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesPlaying Golf, Travelling, Photography, Reading Books (Biography, Auto-Biography)
Controversies• In his early days, he was banned from the National Cricket Academy for not following the diciplines.
• He faced lot of criticism after Mankading (A term in cricket which is used for run out the batsman who steps out before the completion of bowler action) Alex Barrow (Somerset player) in a match in 2012.
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateSeptember 11, 2003
Wife/SpouseShweta Kartik
Murali Kartik With His Wife
ChildrenNot Known
ParentsNames Not Known
SiblingsNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Batsman- Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar, V. V. S. Laxman
Bowler- Anil Kumble
Favourite BeverageLemon Water
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood- Dil Chahta Hai (Produced by Farhan Akhtar)
Hollywood- Ben Hur (Produced by Sam Zimbalist)
Favourite SongDil Chahta Hai (By Shankar Mahadevan)
Favourite Cartoon and Comic Character(s)Cartoon Character- Donald Duck (Created by Walt Disney Productions)
Comic Characters- Tintin, Thompson and Thompson
Favourite Gadget(s)BlackBerry, SLR Camera
Style Quotient
Car CollectionVolvo Car
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Murali Kartik

                                                                                                                                                              Some Lesser Known Facts About Murali Kartik

  • Does Murali Kartik smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Murali Kartik drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Murali Kartik is a Tamilian Brahmin, rooted in Chennai and believes in customs.
  • Earlier, he wanted to be a genetic engineer.
  • His father was the man behind his cricket career, who encouraged him to play for the Indian Cricket Team.
  • He also loves to play Golf.  Murali Kartik In A Golf Competition
  • Before becoming an orthodox slow bowler, he was a medium pacer.
  • In his debut match in 2002, he had not a proper shoe to play with at the time. Sanjay Bangar gave his spike to him. Murali Kartik With Sanjay Bangar
  • He had a great first-class career with the ball as; he took over 600 wickets in his first-class career. He picked up nine wickets in a single match in Irani Cup 2000 against Mumbai.
  • He had been a world class spin bowler having unique ability to spin and bounce the ball but unfortunately, he disappeared under the shadow of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan SinghMurali Kartik An Orthodox Left Arm Spinner
  • Murali Kartik played for a number of domestic teams including Indian domestics and English county. Murali Kartik Winning Moment When Played For Middlesex In 2014
  • He is fond of doing different things and has its own style of dressing. He has over 100 of different sunglasses. Murali Kartik Wearing Hat
  • He is an animal lover. He also worked for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of the Animals). Murali Kartik Promoting PETA
  • He is a spiritual and religious person, who believes in God. He is also an ardent devotee of Satya Sai Baba.
  • V. V. S. Laxman is one of his close friends, He calls V. V. S. “Lachhi Mama”. He also presented a lovely tribute to V. V. S Laxman on his retirement. Murali Kartik With VVS Laxman
  • He looks every time wearing a necklace, which is given by his wife Shweta Kartik on their first wedding anniversary. Murali Kartik Wearing Necklace
  • He is also a bilingual commentator (Hindi, English) and a media person. Murali Kartik Commentry