Batsman with the highest runs for CSK in the IPL

Batsman with the highest runs for CSK in the IPL

Batsman with the highest runs for CSK in the IPL

Murali Vijay’s career has had many twists and turns. Murali Vijay has made a name for himself in test cricket especially in overseas tests. Whenever a team asked of him, he made sure that he stands up to the expectations. He was the most consistent player in the test. 

On one hand, he proved his mettle in the test, on the other hand, he could not be as good in the short formats of the game. He was given many opportunities to play in the ODI, his performance was always down. 

Murali Vijay has always been good with the timing. He was not only good at batting but was also good at fielding. 

When it came to IPL, He was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings in 2008 where he got to play only four matches. He could not show much.  He put spotlight on himself in the next edition of IPL when he chipped in 458 runs at the strike rate of 156.84. He also struck his first century making 127 runs in an innings which was the highest ever made by any player in the CSK. 

When Chennai super king won the IPL trophy in 2010, Murali Vijay had a significant role to play. Later in the next season, Chennai super kings won another IPL trophy. Again Murali Vijay was hard to miss. He made mark in this win by scoring 434 runs at the strike rate of 128.02. 

He also struck 94 runs off 52 balls against Royal challengers Bangalore.  He was declared “man of the match” in the final for this knock. 

Murali Vijay had his second century against Delhi Daredevils in 2012. But his knock failed to materialize. He was the opening batsman in the CSK. 

Later he was released by the CSK and bought by the Delhi Daredevils for 5 crore. He could not be consistent there. He was picked up by the KXIP and he went on to lead this team.

He stayed with the KXIP for two years and was later brought back by the Chennai super kings. His performance was consistently going down. He was retained by the CSK in the subsequent editions, owing to his worse performance, he went unsold in IPL 2021 edition.