While most of the sporting events have come to a halt amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, India Test star Hanuma Vihari was busy playing Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) first division league. The tournament was finally called off on Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.
However, before calling off the league, Hanuma Vihari managed to make his mark with the bat. The right-handed batsman from Andhra scored an impressive unbeaten double century while playing for Nelson against Alwarpet. He scored 202 runs off 285 balls with the help of 25 fours and three sixes.
Hanuma Vihari had a decent return in the recently concluded series against New Zealand. While most of the batters failed to get going as India suffered a humiliating defeat, Vihari showed the mettle and determination to resist the Kiwi bowlers, who did an exceptional job. The right-hander scored a fine fifty in the first innings of the second Test although it did not save India from losing the game as well as the series.
Before the Test series, he also played for India A against New Zealand A and scored two fifties and a century in two unofficial Tests. He also scored a century in the warm-up game against New Zealand XI.