The recently concluded Sydney test match which was played between India and Australia will be remembered for many things; for instance, two Indian cricketers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah getting racially abused by the crowd, the Australians sledging the 2qIndian batsmen especially Ravichandran Ashwin on the day 5 and the resilience shown by the Indian batsmen R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari in the second innings for saving the test match.
The pair of Ashwin and Vihari batted for 259 balls despite the fact that they both were injured and in pain. While Ashwin’s back was in such a bad condition that he couldn’t even bend to tie his laces, Hanuma was suffering from hamstring injury. Though Hanuma and Ashwin scored only 23 (161) and 39 (128) respectively, their innings was certainly one of the best examples for the youngsters if they have to save a test match and end it in a draw. At the beginning of the day 5, India had the target of 407 runs to win the match and with both the openers back in pavilion and Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja already injured, it could have been a very difficult task. The Australians needed to take 8 wickets for winning the match and they succeeded in taking 3 wickets so Hanuma Vihari knew that if he got out, it would bring the Indian tail on the pitch and increase the chances of Australia’s win manifold.
While the Indian cricket lovers were showering love and affection on R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari, there were some who felt that India could have won the test match if the Indian batsmen would have batted better. The playback singer turned politician Babul Supriyo was also pretty upset with the manner in which Hanuma Vihari batted and he took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express his annoyance.
Babul Supriyo tweeted, “Playing 109 balls to score 7! That is atrocious to say the least• Hanuma Bihari has not only k*lled any Chance for India to achieve a historic win but has also m*rdered Cricket.. not keeping win an option, even if remotely, is cr*minal. PS: I know that I know nothing about cricket”.
Playing 109 balls to score 7 !That is atrocious to say the least•Hanuma Bihari has not only killed any Chance for India to achieve a historic win but has also murdered Cricket.. not keeping win an option, even if remotely, is criminal.
PS: I know that I know nothing abt cricket
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) January 11, 2021
This tweet was made by the politician while Hanuma Vihari was on the crease and when he saw the tweet after two days, he noticed that Babul Supriyo made a mistake in writing his name as he wrote Bihari instead of Vihari.
Hanuma chose not to comment on Supriyo’s opinion but he surely corrected him by writing the correct spelling of his name, “*Hanuma Vihari”.
— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) January 13, 2021
This was certainly a superb and the coolest reply from the cricketer to someone who knows nothing about cricket. You nailed it Hanuma Vihari!