12 Facts you don’t know about Murli Vijay

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12 Facts you don’t know about Murli Vijay:

Chain Business’:

Later he also got involved in a chain business and tried to influence other people to join him as it would earn him some commission. Vijay feels that was the period in his life that made him independent. It also taught him that he could survive anywhere and in any way. He learned that he had the ability to survive even on the streets. This made him tougher as a person.

Viewed by Bharat Arun:

It was Bharat Arun, India’s bowling coach and a well-known figure in Tamil Nadu cricket, who first spotted Vijay’s talent in his early days. Arun asked Vijay to play for the Chemplast team in the Club Cricket League of Chennai.

Test Call-up:

In his first few seasons of first-class cricket, Vijay became famous for converting starts into big scores. One of those big scores was a 462-run opening partnership with Abhinav Mukund, which earned him a Test call-up in 2008–09 as a replacement for Gautam Gambhir, who was serving a one-match ban for an on-field brawl. He impressed in the first match against Australia with scores of 33 and 41 as India won the series 2–0. This fourth and last test of the series was the farewell test of Sourav Ganguly.

Strong comeback:

When Vijay was finally given another full Test series against Australia in 2012–13, the selection was based more on ability than runs scored in domestic cricket. Vijay was delighted to score back-to-back 150s and impressed with his superior back-foot play and ability to bend at times.

Test Statistics:

Vijay has scored 2630 runs in 65 innings of 37 Test matches at an average of 41.09, which includes 6 centuries and 12 fifties. His highest score is 167 runs against Australia in Hyderabad. India won this match by an innings and 135 runs.

ODI stats:

Vijay is not a regular member of the ODI team and is struggling to replicate his Test form. He has scored 339 runs in 17 ODI matches at an average of 21.18, which also includes one half-century. His highest score of 72 runs was against Zimbabwe in Harare in a match which India won by 62 runs. Vijay has scored 169 runs in 9 T20 matches at an average of 18.77 and his highest score is 48 runs against Afghanistan.

Trying to drop out of studies:

Vijay initially decided to drop out of studies after failing in his Class 12 exams. His family was into education but he was the complete opposite.

Left home at 17:00

After failing his exams and his father’s offhand comment that he was worthy of becoming a peon, Vijay decided to leave home at the age of seventeen. Homeless, Vijay checks into a deluxe hotel in T Nagar.

College days:

Vijay later went back to his studies, passed the board exams and went to Vivekananda College in Mylapore, Chennai. Vivekananda College was famous for promoting cricket and it was a good fit for Vijay as he tried to pursue his ambition in cricket.

Viewed by Bharat Arun:

It was Bharat Arun, India’s bowling coach and a well-known figure in Tamil Nadu cricket, who first spotted Vijay’s talent in his early days. Arun asked Vijay to play for the Chemplast team in the Club Cricket League of Chennai.

Surname:

Probably because of his calmness, patience and fortitude, Vijay has earned his nickname ‘Monk’. It is Vijay’s true patience and perseverance that has turned him into one of the world’s better and consistent opening batsmen in Test cricket.

Long Hair:

Vijay’s ambitions were dealt a blow when he was not selected for the Tamil Nadu team at the age of 21 because he had long hair. Not one to let anyone come between him and his love for the game, he went to get a haircut that very evening.

Conclusion:

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