Murali Vijay retires from international cricket after 61 Tests and 3982 runs
Veteran India batter Murali Vijay called time on his international career on Monday, 30 January. Known for his ability as a Test opener, Vijay leaves after scoring 12 Test centuries in 61 matches.
Murali Vijay announced his retirement from international cricket on January 30, 2023. (Reuters Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Veteran India batter Murali Vijay called time on his international career at the age of 38. The Tamil Nadu stalwart announced his decision via a statement over Twitter on January 30, Monday.
Once a regular Test opener for India, Vijay had fallen out of favour after a string of poor knocks in the 2018 season. After scoring just a single Test century against Afghanistan in Bangalore, the Indian team management decided to drop Vijay after the second Test match in Australia.
One of the most stylish batters in the opening slots, Vijay scored 12 Test centuries and 15 half-centuries from 61 Tests. He amassed 3982 runs at an average of 38.28. The Tamil Nadu player also left his mark on the Indian Premier League while playing for Chennai Super Kings. The opener scored two centuries in IPL and amassed a total of 2619 runs at a strike rate of 121.87 from 106 matches.
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