Indore: Andhra Pradesh skipper Hanuma Vihari’s bravery as he batted with one hand in the Ranji Trophy cricket quarter-final against Madhya Pradesh has been hailed by social media.
Vihari gained attention by batting despite a broken right wrist after being hit by the ball. On the first day at the Holkar Stadium on Tuesday, Vihari injured his wrist when he was hit by a bouncer thrown by Josht Khan while batting at the Holkar Stadium. The player felt severe pain and returned without finishing the batting. Vihari scored 16 runs from 37 balls. On examination, it was found that the star had a fractured wrist. The team doctor also prescribed six weeks of rest to heal the injury. But Vihari did not return. A right-handed batsman, Vihari continued to bat as a left-handed batsman. He was batting with one hand with a bandage around his broken hand. Vihari added 26 runs for the tenth wicket in partnership with Lalit Mohan, the last batsman. Vihari scored 11 runs from 19 balls on the second day.
On the first ball after lunch, Saramsh trapped Jain Vihari in front of the wicket. The Andhra skipper left the crease with 27 runs off 57 balls. Two years ago, Vihari saved India from defeat by overcoming a severe muscle strain in the Test held in Sydney. Following the huge goal set by Australia, Hanuma Vihari and R. Ashwin too. They held on for 43 overs. Centuries by teammates Ricky Bhui (149 off 250 balls with one six and 18 fours) and Karan Shinde (110 off 264 balls with two sixes and 12 fours) paled in the face of Hanuma Vihari’s heroics.