Andhra skipper Hanuma Vihari’s one-handed batting grabbed eyeballs on Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal between Andhra and MP as injured Vihari batted one-handed for the second time in succession.
Paying attention to Vihari’s batting prowess, Staff India senior wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik took to Twitter on Friday morning and wrote,” It’s a REVERSE SLAP not a reverse sweep 😂. No offence to the bowler, however that was fairly a shot.”
It’s a REVERSE SLAP not a reverse sweep 😂
No offence to the bowler, however that was fairly a shot https://t.co/iNjDjxPJsL
— DK (@DineshKarthik) February 3, 2023
Vihari, like within the first innings when he returned to bat left-handed, braving a wrist harm, batted left-handed to attain 15 coming in at No.11.
He swatted three fours, together with an insane reverse sweep however couldn’t do a lot because the crew collapsed to 93 all out in 32.3 overs.
Do it for the crew. Do it for the bunch.
By no means quit!!
Thanks everybody on your needs. Means so much!! pic.twitter.com/sFPbHxKpnZ
— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) February 1, 2023
“Do it for the crew. Do it for the bunch. By no means quit!! Thanks everybody on your needs. Means so much!,” Vihari had tweeted on the second day.
Earlier, resuming on the in a single day rating of 144 for 4, MP had been bowled out for 228 with left-arm medium-pacer Prithvi Raj Yarra choosing up 5 wickets.
This was not the primary time Vihari placed on show his sheer braveness and dedication. In the course of the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, it was he alongside compatriot R Ashwin who helped India combat again in opposition to Australia and finally draw the match on the ultimate day in Sydney.
Transient scores: Andhra 379 all out in 127.1 overs (Ricky Bhui 149, Karan Shinde 110; Anubhav Agarwal 4/72) and 93 all out in 32.3 overs (Ashwin Hebbar 35; Avesh Khan 4/24, Gaurav Yadav 3/10) vs Madhya Pradesh 228 all out in 69.1 overs (Shubham Sharma 51, Aditya Srivastava 31; Y Prithvi Raj 5/26, Okay V Sasikanth 3/49) and 58 for no loss in 16 overs.
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