Murali Vijay announces retirement from all forms of international cricket


Murali Vijay

Former India opener Murali Vijay has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. He took to Twitter to share the decision with his fans.

“Today, with immense gratitude & humility, I announce my retirement from all forms of International cricket. My journey from 2002-2018 has been the most wonderful years of my life for it was was an honour representing India at the highest level of sport. I am grateful for the opportunities given to me by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), Chennai Super Kings and Chemplast Sanmar,” Vijay wrote in his post.

“To all my team-mates, coaches, mentors and support staff: It has been an absolute privilege to have played with you all, and, I thank you all for helping turn my dream into reality. To cricket fans that have supported me through the ups & downs of international sport, will forever cherish the moments I spent with you all and your support has always be a source of motivation for me,” the right-handed batter added.

The 38-year-old Vijay played 61 Tests, 17 ODIs and 9 T20Is for India during his seven-year long career. He last represented his national team in a Test match against Australia in 2018 at Perth.

The Tamil Nadu stalwart also featured in 106 IPL matches and scored 2,619 runs at a strike-rate of 121.87 with the help of two hundred and 13 half-centuries. In his IPL career, Vijay turned out for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings).

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