Murali Vijay experiences fatherhood for the third time
Vijay is away from international cricket for a long time now due to an injury.
Updated - Oct 2, 2017 8:10 pm
Indian Test opener Murali Vijay and his wife Nikita have been blessed with a blessed with a baby on Monday (October 2). He himself revealed the news on social media website Twitter and expressed delight for becoming the father for the third time. Vijay already has a son and a daughter with Nikita, who he married in 2012. He is currently enjoying his time off the field after being injured for during the Test series against Australia.
The 33-year-old has missed the major part of cricket this year as he could not recover from an injury which forced him to stay away from Indian Premier League (IPL). He was also left out of the Test squad against Sri Lanka which India won by 3-0. He played a few matches in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) during the fag end of the tournament. But admitted that he was still not a 100 percent and need to work more on his fitness.
Vijay could return for the home series against Sri Lanka
Murali Vijay was extremely happy and delighted after the good news and welcomed the new addition to his family by posting a message on Twitter to let his followers know. He uploading an image of his eldest son holding the newborn in his hands and his message read, “Two Rockstars!! One introducing the other to the world. Feeling Blessed.
#grateful #lovetoall #moretolife”
Nicknamed ‘Monk,’ Murali Vijay is known to possess a calm head on his shoulders and has been integral to India’s recent success in Test cricket that has seen them remain no. 1 in the ICC rankings since they hosted New Zealand in 2016. He is expected to return to the Test side for the 3-match series against Sri Lanka at home which is scheduled to start on November 16 in Kolkata. Though BCCI hasn’t confirmed the fixtures yet, the first Test match is expected to be played at the iconic Eden Gardens. His presence in the Indian team at the top is necessary as the Virat Kohli led side will embark on their tour to South Africa next year in January.
The tweet of Murali Vijay:
— Murali Vijay (@mvj888) October 2, 2017