Indian cricket team squad for the test series against New Zealand was announced today, where some players were rested, the Indian hero of the Australian series, Hanuma Vihari was eliminated for the New Zealand series.
As was known, the Cricket Control Board in India announced the Indian team that at the end of the month it will play the 2 Test matches against New Zealand, without the presence of big names like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Virat Kohli.
However, it is the exclusion of middle-class hitter Hanuma Vihari that has shocked the entire Indian cricket fraternity.
Vihari is one of the most reliable test hitters in India. Hanuma Vihari played 12 test matches for India and scored 612 points. He was the hero for India in the Sydney test against Australia in early January.
Hanuma Vihari played a heroic inning for India to save the game for India. While the Indian team was wrestling in the second inning, Hanuma Vihari played an inning of 23 points, yes, but 161 balls. I’m almost 30 over. He, along with Ravichandran Ashwin, made sure India didn’t lose wickets anymore, otherwise the match could have ended easily.
Vihari did not stay out and only left a relief spectacle after India equalized the game, maintaining the level of the series. India then won the next match to win the series 2-1.
After the Indian squad for the New Zealand series was announced today, fans have expressed their opinion on Vihari’s exclusion from the squad via Twitter. Subsequently, the BCCI announced that Vihari has been added to India’s “A” squad for the upcoming South African series.
Twitter reacts to Hanuma Vihari’s fall over New Zealand test series
Below are some of the Twitter reactions from fans.
Am I missing something here? I can’t see a reason why #HanumaVihari he is not on the test team for #IndvsNZ. Wound? You can’t play cricket … there hasn’t been any first-class cricket. It sure can’t be right. His last inning for India was that heroic effort in Sydney.
– Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 12, 2021
– Abhishek Ojha (@vicharabhio) November 12, 2021
Hanuma Vihari scored 23 out of 161 deliveries against #AUS with injuries. And save India from test match defeat. Now he is out of the squad !! It’s horrible#HanumaVihari #INDvsNZ#INDvNZ #NZvsINDpic.twitter.com/vqiBFUnlOq
– CRICKET VIDEO 🏏 (@AbdullahNeaz) November 12, 2021
– Atharva Deshmukh (@ Ro45hitian) November 12, 2021
“I had an injection, I didn’t feel my left leg” #HanumaVihari describes beating through the pain.
He was responsible for #Indiathe famous draw in the third test against #Aus in January.
We have qualified for #WTC final because of him. @BCCI Check the PCT% of point table again.#ShameonBCCI pic.twitter.com/57xYYS7nbF
– لْطان | | Sultan (@IamSultaan) November 12, 2021
Based on what you are falling for #HanumaVihari ? Jis player ne lesions hone ke bawajood apni body line pe laga by usko yeh reward mila? Bullshit !!! Terrible call from the recruiters and the captain.#vihari #IndianCricketTeam
– Bhoomish Banewal (@Bhoomishbanewal) November 12, 2021
It is really unfair.#HanumaVihari is the only test player who can beat for the session to save matches on the brink. We have already witnessed in Aus. By the way, what happened to shardul and sundar … ???
– Name cannot be empty (@ Here4NTRJr) November 12, 2021