Murali Vijay Biography
Born on April 1, 1984, Murali Vijay has been one of the mainstays of the Tamil Nadu line-up since his debut in 2006. An impressive showing in the 2008 Ranji Trophy — in one match he was involved in a colossal 462-run opening partnership with AbhinavMukund — saw Vijay make his Test debut against a powerful touring Australian side where he impressed with brief but attractive innings of 33 and 41.
Vijay always had the ability to play shots all around the wicket — that he is the only Indian player with two IPL centuries is proof of this — but the patience and determination to score big runs seemed to be lacking. However, after being in and out of the side for years, Vijay made his mark in 2013.He scored 647 runs in eight matches at an average of just under 50, including two back-to-back 150-plus scores against a visiting Australia, and some resolute innings in South Africa.
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he was an important part of the formidable Chennai Super Kings unit and was retained by them in 2011. However, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2014.