Hanuma Vihari scored a half century on day 1 of the Mohali Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka© BCCI
Hanuma Vihari made case for taking on the quantity three place within the India Take a look at batting line-up with a measured knock on day 1 of the primary Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka in Mohali. Vihari seemed calm and composed as he scored a half-century, earlier than dragging one again onto his stumps. Vihari is the one Indian top-order batter to go previous the 50-run mark because the likes of Rohit Sharma (29), Mayank Agarwal (33), Virat Kohli (45) and Shteyas Iyer (27) perished after getting a begin.
Talking about Vihari’s efficiency, former India captain and batting nice Sunil Gavaskar in contrast him with Cheteshwar Pujara. Pujara was dropped from the Indian Take a look at staff together with Ajinkya Rahane for this sequence.
“He has given the identical sense of calm to the Indian dressing room as Pujara used to. When Pujara was on the crease, you would breathe simple. You knew that one finish could be tight,” Gavaskar advised Star Sports activities.
“He has been very spectacular. Have a look at the straightness of the bat. Many of the runs have come from full face of the bat. Not as soon as would the dressing room have felt any nervousness due to the best way he has been batting. He has seemed so good.
“Have a look at the time he has to get into place. Very spectacular. He was spectacular in South Africa the place the pitches have been far tougher. The best way he farmed the strike within the 2nd innings to bat with the tail and get helpful runs,” he added.
Vihari performed only one Take a look at match in South Africa and has been combating for a spot within the Take a look at taking part in XI for the previous couple of years. He shot to limelight with good performances on the tour of West Indies in 2019.
With the Indian staff administration trying to transfer past the likes of Pujara and Rahane, Vihari has an important alternative to cement his place within the taking part in XI.
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