Hanuma Vihari is a technically correct batter who made his place in the Indian team with loads of first-class runs behind him. He proved how much the runs in Ranji Trophy matter. Vihari isn’t a big buy in lucrative tournaments in IPL and neither is he a regular in any IPL team. But his average of close to 60 in first-class cricket earned him a Test debut in 2018 against England. Since then, he has been an integral part of India’s Test success.
Vihari is 27 years old. He was born on 13 October, 1993 in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
9.5 Crore INR
Test Career: Runs 624, Avg. 32.84, Centuries 1, Half-centuries 4
First-class Career: Runs 7194, Avg. 54.91, Centuries 21, Half-centuries 37
Born in a middle-class family, Hanuma Vihari lost his father at a young age. It was his mother who raised him. He loved cricket from his childhood and possessed immense talent from a young age. He was the part of 2012 ICC U-19 World Cup winning Indian team. Vihari enjoyed tremendous success in the domestic circuit. Playing for Hyderabad, his staggering average of 59 in 2018 was a record at that time in first-class cricket. He was the highest run-scorer in 2017-18 Ranji Trophy which earned him an India cap.
Vihari went on to make his Test debut against England at The Oval. Despite most of the batters struggling in difficult conditions, Vihari scored a compact half-century. With a solid technique and excellent temperament, Vihari impressed the selectors and became a regular in India’s Test squads. He scored his maiden Test century against West Indies in Kingston. Vihari also played a crucial role in the Sydney Test played during 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar series. Despite not been able to stand properly due to hamstring injury, Vihari stood the crease with great determination and helped India sneak out a precious draw.
Along with being a good cricketer, Hanuma Vihari is a kind-hearted human being too. During the tough times of Covid-19 pandemic, he has reached out to several needy people through social media and has helped them.
Hanuma Vihari Covid Help