Murali Vijay has announced his retirement from international cricket, as per Cricbuzz. 

Vijay said he will look for chances to play around the world and explore the business side of cricket too. 

Vijay represented India in 61 Tests, 17 ODIs and 9 T20Is since his debut in 2008 vs Australia.

His last international appearance was in 2018 vs Australia.


“Today, with immense gratitude & humility, I announce my retirement from all forms of International cricket,” he said in a statement.

“My journey from 2002-2018 has been the most wonderful years of my life for it was an honour representing India at the highest level of the sport,” he added. 

“I am grateful for the opportunities given to me by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Chennai Super Kings and Chemplast Sanmar. 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 environments. I believe that this is the next step in my journey as a cricketer and I look forward to this new chapter in my life,” he went on to say. 


Vijay did make an impression on his Test debut and in his very next game hit an impressive 87 vs Sri Lanka. 

His first Test 100 came vs Australia in 2010. 

Sadly runs did dry up later on and for over 4 years he was never considered. 

Vijay turns 39 in a couple of months so the odds of an international comeback were bleak which possibly prompted the decision.

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