The Indian cricket team is currently playing the T20 series against New Zealand. After this, Australia’s team is going to visit India for a 4-match Test series. Amidst all this, bad news came out for Indian fans. Indian batter Hanuma Vihari was badly injured on the field during the first day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Madhya Pradesh. According to media reports, due to this injury, there was also a fracture in his wrist.
However, the gritty batter showcased an exemplary level of determination after coming out to bat with a fractured wrist. With the side reeling at 353-9 on Day 2, Vihari walked out to bat despite the injury. With his left arm suffering the blow, he opted to bat left-handed, almost with only one hand as he released his injured top hand while playing strokes.
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Hat's off to @Hanumavihari na for coming to bat after getting fractured on left hand wrist Vcourageous decision 🙇 #hanumavihari #RanjiTrophy pic.twitter.com/z0tkqqL3NI
— Vinay_Reddy.29 (@Rexxy_09) February 1, 2023
Hanuma Vihari wasn’t considered for the Test series against Australia
When Hanuma Vihari got injured, he was playing after scoring 16 runs in 37 balls. After the injury, he sat on his knees on the field and appeared in a lot of pain. Vihari also tried to bat again, but he could not. Meanwhile, both Vihari and Avesh Khan are currently out of the Indian squad at this time. Vihari was also not included in the upcoming Test series against Australia.
His grit and pain tolerance knows no bounds and it was immortalized when he played a huge role in Team India securing a well-deserved draw against Australia in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The 29-year-old scored 839 runs in 16 Tests at an average of 33.56. He smashed a century and 5 half-centuries in Test cricket for India. Vihari has also taken five wickets in Test cricket so far. The right-handed allrounder played his last Test match for India in July this year against England in Birmingham. Vihari proved to be a flop badly in this match. In Birmingham against England, he was able to score only 20 runs in the first innings and only 11 runs in the second innings. He has not been able to return to the team since this match.
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