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April fool's day-born Indian opener Murali Vijay turns 33; Indian cricketers pour warm greetings

April fool's day-born Indian opener Murali Vijay turns 33; Indian cricketers pour warm greetings

Indian opener Murali Vijay, whose reputation amongst fans is like that of a monk, coincidently was born on the day known for the exact opposite. Vijay turned 33 on April 1, 2017 and Indian cricket fraternity poured in with birthday greetings.

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians duo Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya declared fit to play the 10th edition

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians duo Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya declared fit to play the 10th edition

 The day kicked-off on a rather bad note, with the news of KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin being ruled out of IPL for the initial weeks, and then the news of Murali Vijay's uncertainity to appear for Kings XI Punjab due to injury

IPL 10: Franchise-wise list of players injured ahead of Indian Premier League 2017 season

IPL 10: Franchise-wise list of players injured ahead of Indian Premier League 2017 season

List of all players (Indian and overseas) to be missing out on IPL 10, whether fully or partially.

IPL Casualty Ward: Complete list of Indian players missing from action due to injury

IPL Casualty Ward: Complete list of Indian players missing from action due to injury

On Saturday, the Indian board (BCCI) provided a statement on the fitness status of Indian players.

IPL 2017: Injured Virat Kohli undergoes rehabilitation, his availability to be assessed in 2nd week of April

IPL 2017: Injured Virat Kohli undergoes rehabilitation, his availability to be assessed in 2nd week of April

Updating the fitness status of Indian players, who took part in the just-concluded home Test series against Australia, the BCCI said Kohli will undergo rehabilitation for the injury sustained during the Ranchi Test.

India vs Australia: Five flashpoints from unforgettable series — VIDEOS INSIDE

India vs Australia: Five flashpoints from unforgettable series — VIDEOS INSIDE

India regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the four-match series 2-1.

Steve Smith not temperamentally sound to be Australia captain: Kerry O'Keeffe

Steve Smith not temperamentally sound to be Australia captain: Kerry O'Keeffe

O'Keeffe feels Smith led with sincerity but he is too emotional for the high-pressure job.

Did Steve Smith use F-word for Murali Vijay on Day 3 at Dharamsala calling him a 'cheat'?

Did Steve Smith use F-word for Murali Vijay on Day 3 at Dharamsala calling him a 'cheat'?

The incident happened minutes before stumps on Day 3 when Ravichandran Ashwin produced an edge off Josh Hazlewood's bat which went towards the slip cordon, where Vijay claimed the catch.

VIDEO: Did Josh Hazlewood give Murali Vijay a send-off in Dharamsala? You be the judge...

VIDEO: Did Josh Hazlewood give Murali Vijay a send-off in Dharamsala? You be the judge...

Hazlewood got the better of a circumspect Murali Vijay, caught behind off a beauty.

Suresh Raina gets the axe: India's limited-overs specialist fails to make BCCI grade

Suresh Raina gets the axe: India's limited-overs specialist fails to make BCCI grade

Raina was one of the Grade A players in 2014-15, and was dropped to Grade B last term.

Windfall for cricketers: BCCI announces fatter annual players contracts; Jadeja, Pujara, Vijay elevated

Windfall for cricketers: BCCI announces fatter annual players contracts; Jadeja, Pujara, Vijay elevated

The finalisation of the contracts was made on the first day of two-day Committee of Administrators (COA) meets in Delhi.

Murali Vijay lauds Cheteshwar Pujara's pressure handling, backs Virat Kohli to bounce back

Murali Vijay lauds Cheteshwar Pujara's pressure handling, backs Virat Kohli to bounce back

The India opener said that centurion Pujara's ability to absorb pressure makes it easier for the other batsmen to play their natural game.

Murali Vijay plays down Glenn Maxwell's mocking of Virat Kohli, says we're aware of what they are doing

Murali Vijay plays down Glenn Maxwell's mocking of Virat Kohli, says we're aware of what they are doing

Kohli, who stayed out for 400 minutes due to the injury, came out to bat at his usual number four position only to be dismissed cheaply for six off fast bowler Pat Cummins.

India vs Australia, Ranchi Test: Statistical highlights of Day 3

India vs Australia, Ranchi Test: Statistical highlights of Day 3

Virat Kohli has managed just 46 runs in five innings at an average of 9.20 in the current rubber -- his best being 15 in the second innings of the Bengaluru Test.

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test, Day 3 – Cheteshwar Pujara stands tall as India continue to fight back

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test, Day 3 – Cheteshwar Pujara stands tall as India continue to fight back

Pujara's undefeated stay at the crease spanned six hours and 52 minutes and he faced 328 balls, hitting 17 boundaries. Giving him support at the other end at close was Wriddhiman Saha on 18 from 42 balls.

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Hosts in driver's seat on Day 2 after Ravindra Jadeja's 5-fer, KL Rahul's fifty

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Hosts in driver's seat on Day 2 after Ravindra Jadeja's 5-fer, KL Rahul's fifty

It was Rahul's fifth half-century in Test cricket. But just when he was looking good for a big score, Rahul frittered away the advantage edging one to Matthew Wade off comeback man Pat Cummins' delivery.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli & Co take deserving break after Bengaluru thriller

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli & Co take deserving break after Bengaluru thriller

Third match of the series will be played at Ranchi, starting March 16.

India vs Australia: Hardik Pandya released, hosts cut squad to 15 for last 2 Tests

India vs Australia: Hardik Pandya released, hosts cut squad to 15 for last 2 Tests

First choice opener Vijay is expected to replace Abhinav Mukund, who failed in both the innings.

India vs Australia: Everyone is talking about Abhinav Mukund, but why?

India vs Australia: Everyone is talking about Abhinav Mukund, but why?

Former India opener Virender Sehwag reckoned that Tamil Nadu player was lucky to play this match.