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March 23, 2019
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Murali Vijay (Indian Cricketer) Girlfriend, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Kashif Sheikh

Not often you see a batsman getting established in the longest format of the game without finding himself a place in the limited overs squad, especially in modern days. Despite being overlooked to play for India in the limited overs, Vijay stands tall as India’s top choice for opening the batting in the longest format. Born in Chennai, Murali Vijay belongs to a family of scholars, but eventually never excelled in academics. He however found his destiny on the cricket ground. He will be the key to defending champions, Chennai Super Kings’ chances of defending their title this season.


Name: Murali Vijay

Nickname: Monk

Role:Right-handed Bat, Right-arm Offbreak

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’11” (178cm)

Weight (approx.): 72kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 01 April, 1984

Age (as in 2019): 35 Years

Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aries

Nationality: Indian

School: NA

College: Vivekananda College, Chennai

Educational Qualifications: NA

Family

Father: Murali

Mother: Name Not Known

Sister: Name Not Known

Brother: NA

Coach/Mentor: Bharat Arun

Religion: Hinduism

Address: Chennai, India

Cricket Career

International Debut:

T20: vs Afghanistan, 01 May 2010

ODI: vs England, 29 November 2008

Test: vs Australia, 06 November 2008

Jersey Number: 8 & 888 (Chennai Super Kings), 26 (India)

Major Teams: India, Tamil Nadu, India Blue, India B, India A, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, India Green, Lyca Kovai Kings, Ruby Trichy Warriors, Essex, Chennai Super Kings

Nature on field: Calm

Likes to play against: Pakistan, Australia

Career Turning Point

Murali Vijay’s career has seen quite a few twists and turns, but the first for him came in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy when he finished as the third highest run-scorer in the season.

Preferences

Hobbies: Music and Travelling

Favourite Cricketers

  • Batsmen:
  • Virat Kohli, Sir Vivian Richards, Hashim Amma, AB De Villiers, Kumar Sangakarra

  • Bowlers:
  • Dale Steyn, Zaheer Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin

    Favourite Cricket Ground: NA

    Favourite Sportsmen: NA

    Favourite Food: Seafood

    Favourite Actors: Kamal Hassan, Rajnikanth, Hrithik Roshan

    Favourite Films: NA

    Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA

    Favourite Destinations: NA

    Tattoos: NA

    Smoking/Drinking: NA/Yes

    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

    Marital Status: Married

    Affairs/Girlfriends: Nikita Vijay

    Wife/Spouse: Nikita Vijay

    Marriage Date: NA

    Children: Eva(Daughter), Neerav(Son)

    Earnings

    Net Worth: USD 2.5 million

    Controversies

  • Still considered as one the most unpopular controversies of Indian cricket, Murali Vijay was rumoured to have had a feud with team mate Dinesh Karthik over an alleged relationship with the latter’s wife. Eventually, Murali Vijay and Dinesh Karthik’s wife (now ex-wife) did end up getting married which only fuelled the rumour further.
  • Lesser Known Facts

  • Murali Vijay ran away from home after failing in his academics and fearing a burst of outrage from his father.
  • He world at a snooker parlour to earn his livelihood and eventually began playing cricket aged 17.
    Kashif Sheikh