Vijay, who became known as "The Monk," played for India in 67 Test matches and amassed over 4000 runs at an average of 38.28, including 12 centuries and 15 fifties. Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan developed into one of India's most effective opening combinations in Test matches, hitting hundreds both at home and abroad. To better comprehend Vijay's career, however, it may be divided into two periods: the period prior to 2011 and the period following 2012.
Vijay was a bright talent between 2008 and 2011, but the Test series between India and Australia in 2013 was when the batter really found his groove. Vijay recalled the great series and shared how, after the opening match, which ended with scores of 10 and 6, he was afraid of losing his position on the squad. However, Vijay realized it was his moment to shine after scoring 167 off 361 balls in the second Test in Hyderabad.