A right-hand batsman and wicketkeeper, Muralidharen Gautam plies his trade for Karnataka in domestic cricket and made his first-class debut against Uttar Pradesh in 2008.
The talented batsman was grabbed by the Bangalore franchise for the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Indian T20 League vut did not play a single game. However, his fantastic form continued in the Ranji Trophy and in 2012-13, Gautam amassed 943 runs at a staggering average of 117.87, which included two double tons and a century. He finished as the third highest run-getter that season. Owing to his run of form, the Delhi franchise signed him in 2013 for the sixth edition where he finally managed to make his debut. For the 2014 edition of the Indian T20 League, he was grabbed by the Mumbai franchise for a price of 20 lakhs.