|Real Name||Murali Vijay
|Nickname||Vijay and Monk
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|International Debut||Test- 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
#26(IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team||India, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Tamil Nadu|
|Nature on field||Calm|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan and Australia
|Favourite Ball||Out Swinger|
|Records (main ones)||2nd highest run-scorer behind Virat Kohli in the 2014-15 Test series in Australia.|
|Career Turning Point||His Test debut against Australia in 2008 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur, as a replacement for Gautam Gambhir.|
|Date of Birth||1 April 1984|
|Age (as in 2016)||32 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aries|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College||Vivekananda College in Mylapore, Chennai|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
|Controversies||It 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 Cricketer||Batsman: Virat Kohli, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Viv Richards and Kumar Sangakkara
Bowler: R Ashvin, Dale Steyn and Zaheer Khan
|Favourite Food||Crab dishes|
|Favourite Actor||Kamal Hasan, Rajinikanth and Hrithik Roshan|
|Favourite Actress||Deepika Padukone, Sushmita Sen and Shruti Haasan
|Girls, Family & More|
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.
- He is married to the Ex-wife of Dinesh Karthik.