Murali Praveen Vijay Krishna is an Indian cricketer. He studied in a reputed college in Chennai, RKM VIVEKANANDA COLLEGE, Mylapore, which is famous for producing big cricketers. He is a right-handed opening batsman for Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Kings and India. Murali Vijay made his Test debut against Australia in the Fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, in Nagpur, in November 2008. Vijay was participating in a Ranji trophy match at the time, and made his Test debut on the final day of that match. Following his performance in his debut Test, Vijay was selected for the Indian ODI squad for the first three matches against the touring England team. In December 2009, Vijay was given another opportunity in the Test team when Gautam Gambhir withdrew from the Third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Vijay was taken on the tour of Bangladesh in January 2010 as the reserve batsman, and he was called into the team after V. V. S. Laxman. He was later selected as the reserve opener for away series against Sri Lanka in August 2010 and the home series against Australia in October 2010. Vijay debuted in ODIs against South Africa in the third and final one dayer on Feb 27 2010. He scored a brisk 25 runs off 16 balls. Murali plays for IPL franchise from his home town Chennai Super Kings. His first century for Chennai Super Kings was in the third season of the IPL where he scored 127 runs of 56 balls against the Rajasthan Royals. He was awarded the Man of the Match. Murali Vijay had prolific run in the Champions League T20 held in South Africa. In the fourth season of IPL, he was the man of the match in finals and helped Chennai Super Kings to win the IPL trophy for the second time in a row.