Sunil Gavaskar Draw similarities Between Hanuma Vihari and Team India’s Great. India vs. Sri Lanka: Sunil Gavaskar compared Vihari’s performance to Cheteshwar Pujara.
Hanuma Vihari batted calmly on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Mohali, making a strong case for the number three spot in India’s batting order. Vihari appeared composed and calm as he scored a half-century before dragging one back onto his stumps. Vihari is the only Indian top-order batter to score more than 50 runs, as Rohit Sharma (29), Mayank Agarwal (33), Virat Kohli (45), and Shteyas Iyer (27) all perished after being given a chance.
Sunil Gavaskar: Similarities Between Hanuma Vihari and Team India’s Great Cheteshwar Pujara.
“He has instilled the same sense of calm in the Indian dressing room that Pujara once did. You could take a deep breath when Pujara was at the crease. You had a feeling one end would be tight, didn’t you? “Gavaskar stated to Star Sports.
“He’s been very impressive.” Take a look at the bat’s straightness. The majority of the runs have come off the full face of the bat. Because of the way he’s been batting, there hasn’t been a single nervous moment in the dressing room. He’s been looking great.
“Consider the amount of time he has to get into position. That is very impressive. He performed admirably in South Africa, where the pitches were far more difficult. He farmed the strike in the second inning to bat with the tail and score valuable runs “He continued.
Vihari played just one Test match in South Africa and has been battling for a spot in the Test playing XI for the past few years. He rose to prominence after putting in strong performances during the West Indies tour in 2019.
With the Indian team management looking beyond Pujara and Rahane, Vihari has a great opportunity to cement his place in the starting XI.