Indian cricketer Murali Vijay has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. Vijay, who made his international debut in 2008, has represented India in 82 Tests, 18 ODIs and 2 T20Is.
Throughout his career, Vijay has been known for his technical prowess and solidity at the top of the order. He has been a consistent performer for India, scoring 4038 runs in Tests at an average of 38.13, including 11 hundreds and 18 fifties.
Vijay’s most memorable performance came during India’s tour of Australia in 2014, where he scored a magnificent knock of 167 in the first innings of the first Test. This innings helped India secure a famous victory in the series, and Vijay was widely praised for his contribution.
Vijay has also been a vital member of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has represented the franchise in 153 matches, scoring 3738 runs at an average of 27.70, including 3 hundreds and 23 fifties.
The 37-year-old has cited age and form as the reasons for his retirement. He has thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Indian cricket team, and his fans for their support throughout his career.
Vijay’s retirement marks the end of a successful international career and he will always be remembered as one of India’s finest openers. His technique, grit and determination will be missed by cricket lovers all over the world. Here’s how the Twitterati reacted to the news.
Murali Vijay retired from International cricket.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 30, 2023
DK is still playing— Rᴀɪᴋᴀᴛ (@OverMidWicket) January 30, 2023
DK owns Vijay on and off the field
Dk the most happiest person rn— 𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧🇮🇳 (@foreverrr_18) January 30, 2023
Dinesh Karthik is the Happiest Person on Earth Now 🌚— HoneyBae (@Honeybae5555) January 30, 2023
Use this as a happiness button for Dinesh Karthik— 👑 King Kohli 🇮🇳 Fan Account♥️ (@Virat_Anushka) January 30, 2023