Team India batsman Hanuma Vihari has carved a niche for himself in a short span of international cricket. From batting in the middle-order to open the innings against Australia, Hanuma has experienced a variety of attack in a short span. Recently, he revealed the name of the toughest bowlers he has played against.
The batsman from Andhra Pradesh broke into the national team on the back of some consistent domestic season. He had scored tons of runs in Ranji Trophy and for India A before making it to the Indian team during the tour of England in 2018.
Making a Test debut and then against the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad at the Oval it itself a difficult task, but Hanuma Vihari showed grit and determination to deliver the goods in the middle. He played a valiant knock scoring a half-century in those challenging conditions.
Since then, the 26-year-old has played varied attacks in West Indies, Australia, and New Zealand facing the toughest bowlers in the business. Recently, during a live chat with Cricfit editor Mikkhail Vaswani, Hanuma revealed the toughest bowlers he has faced.
“I played against James Anderson and Stuart Broad in England, that was a difficult task,” Hanuma said. ” But if I pick the toughest, then it has to be Tim Southee from New Zealand and Kemar Roach of West Indies. Playing Roach in the Caribbeans was extremely difficult,” he added.
Meanwhile, the nine Test veteran is eyeing a limited-overs spot in the Indian side. Hanuma Vihari averages more than 45 in List A cricket with four centuries and 19 fifties and has done exceedingly well over the years. However, with the current situation, it looks like a difficult task but with Hanuma’s determination, he can break into any Indian side.