Murali Vijay, a former India batter, appeared in 106 IPL matches and scored 2,619 runs at a strike rate of 121.87 with two hundreds and 13 fifties.
Murali Vijay, a former India opener, announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Monday (January 30). Vijay, who is 38 years of age, played in 61 Tests, 17 ODIs, and 9 T20Is during his seven-year career, which spanned 2008 to 2015.
The Tamil Nadu opener also appeared in 106 IPL matches, scoring 2,619 runs at a strike rate of 121.87, with two hundreds and thirteen fifties. Vijay played for the Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) during his IPL career.
“Today, immense gratitude and humility, I announce my retirement from all forms of international cricket. “My journey from 2002 to 2018 was the most wonderful years of my life because it was an honour to represent India at the highest level of sport,” Murali Vijay said in a statement released on social media on Monday (January 30).
“I am excited to announce that I will be exploring new opportunities in the world of cricket & the business side of it, where I will also continue to participate in the sport that I love and challenge myself in new and different environment. I believe this is the next step in my career as a cricketer, and I am excited about this new chapter in my life.
“I wish all of my former teammates and the Indian cricket team the best of luck in their future endeavours,” the statement concluded.