Murali Vijay (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Chennai
Age: 40 Years
Wife: Nikita Vijay

Murali Vijay

ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- 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
International RetirementOn 30 January 2023, he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. [1]Sportstar
Last MatchTest- 14 December 2018 vs Australia at Perth Stadium
ODI- 14 July 2015 vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club
T20- 19 July 2015 vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club
Batting StatsRuns

Test: He played 61 matches in which he scored 3982 runs in 105 innings with an average of 38.29 and strike rate of 46.3; his highest score was 167. He scored 12 centuries and 15 half centuries with 467 fours and 33 sixes. He faced 8601 balls. He remained not out for only 1 time.

ODI: He played 17 matches in which he scored 339 runs in 16 innings with an average of 21.19 and strike rate of 67; his highest score was 72. He scored only 1 half century with 33 fours and 3 sixes. He faced 506 balls.

T20I: He played 9 T20I in which he scored 169 runs in 9 innings with an average of 18.78 and strike rate of 109.74. He faced 154 balls and hit 13 4s and 8 6s.

IPL: He played 106 matches in which he scored 2619 runs in 106 innings with an average of 25.93 and strike rate of 121.87. He scored 2 centuries and 13 half centuries with 247 fours and 91 sixes. He faced 2149 balls and remained not out five times.
Bowling StatsWickets

Test: He played 61 matches in which he took only 1 wicket in 18 innings. With an average of 198.0 and economy of 3.09, he gave 198 runs. He delivered 384 balls, and his strike rate was 384.0. His best bowling in a match was 1/23, and his best bowling in an inning was 1/12.

ODI: He played 17 matches in which he took only 1 wicket in 2 innings. With an average of 37.0 and economy of 6.17, he gave 37 runs. He delivered 36 balls, and his strike rate was 36.0. His best bowling in a match was 1/19.

T20I: He played 9 T20Is. With an average of 0.0 and economy of 4.5, he gave 9 runs. He delivered 12 balls. His best bowling in a match was 0/9.

IPL: He played 106 matches in which he took 0 wickets in 4 innings. With an economy of 8.17, he gave 49 runs and delivered 36 balls.
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 Birth1 April 1984 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2024)40 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signAries
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
CollegeVivekananda College in Mylapore, Chennai
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Murali Vijay with his parents
Brother- Not Known
Sister- 1
HobbiesListening to 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.
CricketerBatsman: Virat Kohli, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Viv Richards and Kumar Sangakkara
Bowler: R Ashvin, Dale Steyn and Zaheer Khan
FoodCrab dishes
ActorKamal Hasan, Rajinikanth and Hrithik Roshan
ActressDeepika Padukone, Sushmita Sen and Shruti Haasan
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNikita Vijay
WifeNikita Vijay
Murali Vijay with his wife and son
ChildrenDaughter- Iva
Son- Nirav
Murali Vijay with his children

Murali Vijay

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 for 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.