Hanuma Vihari injury: The Indian batsman suffered a hamstring niggle early in his innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
During the fifth day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, India batsman Hanuma Vihari joined the already long list of Indian player to get injured in the last month or so.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 80th over, Vihari took his time early on as one would expect. With Cheteshwar Pujara batting exceedingly well then, Vihari had the cushion of getting his eye in.
However, it was on the second delivery of the 88th over when Pujara played a Nathan Lyon delivery to mid-on to sneak a quick single. Vihari, who was at the non-striker’s end, responded well to Pujara’s call but hurt his hamstring whilst completing the run.
The moment he reached his crease, Vihari’s first reactions was to call for the physio. In what was yet another delay due to an injured Indian player, Vihari was strapped heavily on his thigh.
Despite receiving medical attention, the 27-year old player continued to struggle in the middle making it difficult for himself and Ravichandran Ashwin to run a quick single.
With India already losing half their side and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also injured, Vihari didn’t have the option of walking back to the pavilion for the same would have exposed the Indian tail.
India, who still need 127 runs to win the match in the last session, have a fascinating couple of hours of play coming ahead. It will be interesting to see how long Vihari will continue with an injured hamstring.
Hanuma Vihari injury
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 11, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Now, Vihari has an hamstring issue too. Less a dressing room, more a hospital ward. pic.twitter.com/cNGmB0gIYr
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) January 11, 2021
Jo bhi ho, iss team ne dil jeet liya hai 🇮🇳🏏 #KeepFighting
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) January 11, 2021
Rohit, Pant, Pujara, Vihari, Jadeja each of them are a story. Stories of commitment grit and determination. There is more to sport than winning and losing. And this team has showed us what it is to fight and earn respect. This is fantastic to see.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 11, 2021
Vihari is looking bad here. Hobbling away. Physio Nitin Patel ran out to ask him if he’s good to continue and Vihari has decided to brave the pain. This mind over body show continues for India #AUSvIND
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) January 11, 2021
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