Murali Karthik is a former Indian cricketer who played for the national team between 2000-2007
Murali Karthik was born on Sept 11, 1976. During his younger years, Karthik wanted to pursue genetic engineering.
Karthik started off as a medium pacer, but went on to become a finger spinner later in his career.
Murali Karthik is known to be a specialist in slow left arm orthodox. However, due to veteran spinners such as Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, Karthik did not have a fixed spot as a spinner in the Indian team.
Murali Kartik made his Test debut on February 24, 2000 during a match against South Africa.
Murali Kartik played his final Test match in November 2004.
Murali Karthik made his ODI debut on March 16, 2002, against Zimbabwe.
Murali Karthik has played 8 Test matches and 37 ODIs. His highest scores are 43 and 32* respectively.
He never managed to score a half-century at an international level but has done so at domestic cricket. He has scored 19 half-centuries in first-class cricket.
Murali Karthik has played for various IPL clubs such as Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab as well as other domestic teams such as Railways, Lancashire, Somerset and Middlesex
Murali Karthik has taken 24 wickets in his Test career and 37 wickets in his ODI career.
Murali Karthik's best bowling performance in 6/27 against Australia in a Test match in 2007 and marked his return
Murali Karthik with his wife Shweta Karthik
Murali Karthik shares this collage along with his wife Shweta. The couple always look radiant together
Murali Karthik is often seen chilling with his family and friends and posts photos of the same.
Murali Karthik enjoys a meal with his buddies and former cricketers Zaheer Khan and Ajay Jadeja.
Murali Karthik with VVS Laxman at an event
Murali Karthik caught in a fun candid moment with RP Singh, Ajay Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar
Murali Karthik with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan
Murali Karthik in a candid moment with Sunil Gavaskar
Murali Karthik, who is now a cricket commentator, is always known for his fun-loving side and jovial nature
Former India off-spinner Murali Kartik celebrates his birthday today. On this occasion, we showcase his life off the field, his journey as a cricket commentator and how he spends quality time with his wife and friends (Pictures courtesy/ Murali Kartik Instagram)
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