Feb 1, 2023, 13:53 IST

Watch! Hanuma Vihari becomes a left handed batter in the Ranji Trophy game against Madhya Pradesh


Indian domestic season is heading into the final stages of the tournament this year. This season’s Ranji Trophy is now witnessing the Quarter Final stages with 8 teams vying for the most prestigious domestic title in the world. Defending champions, Madhya Pradesh are taking on Andhra Pradesh. The game is being played at the Holkar Stadium at Indore and the visitors have shown some amazing resolve with the bat so far.

The story as it happened –

Madhya Pradesh won the toss and chose to bowl first to make use of the good bowling conditions. During the course of the day, Andhra skipper, Hanuma Vihari came out to bat after the early fall of Abhishek Reddy.

The Indian batter got a short ball from Avesh Khan and got into a tangle. The ball went thought with pace and struck Vihari on his arm who had to go off the field. It was learnt that, Vihari’s left wrist had bore brunt and there was fracture.

Vihari shows grit and bats left handed –

Andhra Pradesh were 9 down for 353 at the fall of left arm pacer Yarra Prithvi Raj. Much to the amazement of many, Vihari came out to bat and there was more surprise in store. Vihari batted left handed and infact even smacked Avesh Khan for a boundary despite his pain.


Vihari’s grit displayed against Australia –

This is not the first time, Hanuma Vihari has displayed courage and grit. In early 2021, he suffered a torn hamstring during the final day at SCG. Batting with Ravichandran Ashwin who himself had a bad back, the Indian duo managed to earn a gritty draw batting for over 40 overs.

Both Avesh Khan and Hanuma Vihari eyeing a comeback –

Hanuma Vihari hasn’t played a test match for India since the Edgbaston game. He was dropped for the Bangladesh series and hasn’t really lit up the domestic season with the bat. Vihari just has 2 half centuries and hasn’t managed to any justice so far to merit a recall.

Avesh Khan on the other hand has been bowling with fire this season. The 26 year old has picked 32 wickets so far. Avesh picked 12/82 in a game against Vidarbha with career best figures of 7/38.