Murali Vijay Records: Murali Vijay’s unique record as an Indian opener – 4th among openers!

Murali Vijay Records: Murali Vijay’s unique record as an Indian opener – 4th among openers!

Murali Vijay Record Team India: Indian cricket team player Murali Vijay has announced his retirement from international cricket. Murali’s career, who scored 12 centuries in the Test format for India, did not last long. Played 61 matches in Test format. He could play only 17 matches in the ODI format. But Murali created a special record in the Test format. He became the fourth highest run-scorer for India as an opener in Tests.

Murali Vijay played 61 Test matches for Team India and scored 3,982 runs in his career. He is the fourth highest Test run opener for India. Vijay scored 3,880 runs as an opener. Sunil Gavaskar is at the top in this regard. Gavaskar scored 9,607 runs. Virender Sehwag is second in this regard. Sehwag scored 8,124 runs. Gautam Gambhir is third with 4,119 runs. Vijay may not have much opportunities in ODIs but he has shown his potential in Tests. Murali Vijay scored 12 centuries and 15 half-centuries in 105 Test innings. His best score during this time was 167 runs. Murali Vijay scored 339 runs in 17 ODIs. Half of this format‌ He also scored a century.

Murali Vijay also played nine T20 international matches. Vijay scored 169 runs in nine matches. He played 106 matches in the Indian Premier League. In this he scored 2,619 runs. He scored two centuries and 13 half-centuries in IPL. He also bowled in both Test and ODI formats.

Most runs scored by a batsman for Team India in Test format as an opener
9,607 – Sunil Gavaskar
8,124 – Virender Sehwag
4,119 – Gautam Gambhir
3,880 – Murali Vijay
2,911 – Navjot Singh Sidhu

Murali Vijay, who made his debut for India in 2008, played his last match in 2018. In recent times, Murali has become a key player in the success of Tests. Murali Vijay has been one of the best openers for India overseas. Murali has a good record abroad. 144 runs against Australia at Brisbane and 145 runs against England at Trent Bridge were the best in Vijay’s Test career.

Murali started BCCI 2018 with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal standing as openers. Vijay is not included in the team. Recently, Murali Vijay made a sensational comment saying that BCCI is treating 40-year-olds as old people. A few days after making these comments, he said goodbye to cricket. Murali Vijay said that he is now ready to play in foreign leagues.

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