Twitter reactions on Hanuma Vihari’s maiden Test hundred: Twitter was exhilarated at watching the Indian batsman play a sensible innings.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of West Indies in Jamaica, India middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari registered his maiden Test century. While he narrowly missed the milestone in the first Test in Antigua, the right-hand batsman didn’t let the opportunity go his time round.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 60th over, Vihari made sure that India don’t lose any more wickets in the last session yesterday. It was a 62-run partnership between him and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (27) which brought back India on track.
Vihari put on display a highly patient innings making sure that India post a formidable score after West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to field. It was on the last delivery of the 97th over that Vihari hit a four off the inside edge against Holder to complete his half-century.
In what was the 25-year old batsman’s first boundary of the day, he hit another off West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel. Vihari first started to dominate proceedings today in the 113th over when he hit debutant West Indies spinner Rahkeem Cornwall for three fours in the same over. It was in between these boundaries that John Campbell dropped Vihari at first slip.
It was on the first delivery of the 133rd over that Vihari ran a single off West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach to reach the three-figure mark for the first time in Test cricket. Been stuck in the 80s for a long time, Vihari didn’t give try to do anything fancy in desperation.
Twitter reactions on Hanuma Vihari’s maiden Test hundred:
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 31, 2019
Hanuma Vihari is doing what good players do. Once they get a chance, they make it very difficult to drop them. Probably means that India play 2 spin + 2 pace in the home series
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2019
I was thinking same thing. Tough to drop him but if India want Hardik back then unfortunately Vihari has to go. Other combo is to play just 4 bowlers with Vihari bowling. The other thing to watch out is who among Ishant, Shami and Bumrah sit out. Interesting selection problems. https://t.co/eTQjsYdvSE
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) August 31, 2019
Have to be a fan of Hanuma Vihari, Passed all tests with flying colours and scored maiden Test century when team needed it badly. Well played 👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 31, 2019
A maiden Test century for Hanuma Vihari!
He’s battled hard – it’s come from 197 balls.
— ICC (@ICC) August 31, 2019
Maiden Test hundred for Hanuma Vihari! 🤩🤩🤩
What an incredibly calm, composed and stylish knock it has been 🙌
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) August 31, 2019
First test hundred is always special, Hanuma Vihari has capitalised every opportunity he has got and grabbed it with both hands. A first tedt half century from Ishant, who puts in so much value to his wicket every time . Happy for both of them
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 31, 2019
One great strength of Hanuma Vihari is his patience. He seems to understand his game and his limitations very well & forces bowlers to bowl to his strength. A thoroughly deserved first test century in challenging conditions👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) August 31, 2019
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