India opener Murali Vijay retires from international cricket
Murali Vijay Retirement: Murali Vijay, the opener for India, has suddenly announced his retirement from international cricket. Murali Vijay posted on Twitter today on Monday that he will now play only for foreign leagues. Vijay said that today with all humility he announces his retirement from all formats of international cricket.
Former India opener Murali Vijay has announced his retirement from international cricket. Murali Vijay posted on Twitter today on Monday that he will now play only for foreign leagues. He played his last international match for India in December 2018 against Australia in Perth. After this, he was not getting a chance to play in Team India due to not running the bat. Vijay has played 61 Tests, 17 ODIs and 9 T20 matches for India. He has 3982 runs in Tests, 339 runs in ODIs and 169 runs in T20s. He has scored 12 centuries and 15 half-centuries in his Test career. He was successful in the longest format of cricket.
Murali Vijay wrote in a post on Twitter that today with humility he announces his retirement from all formats of international cricket. He wrote that the journey of 2002 and 2018 has been the most wonderful years of his life. He expresses his gratitude for the opportunities given by BCCI along with Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Chennai Super Kings and Chemplast Sanmar.
Vijay further wrote that playing with all the teammates, coaches, mentors and support staff is nothing less than a privilege for me. So thank you all for helping me make my dream a reality. Many thanks to the cricket fans who supported me through the ups and downs of international cricket. Your support has always been an inspiration to me.
In June 2018, Murali Vijay scored a century in the Bengaluru Test against Afghanistan. After this, he played two Test matches each against England and Australia, but his bat could not work. After this, the selectors did not give him a chance in Team India.