“Looked As Solid As Pujara In Prime”- Twitter Reacts To Hanuma Vihari Grabbing Number 3 Position With Both Hands

Hanuma Vihari got a chance to play a Test match at home for the first time since 2019. The right-handed batter ensured that he made the most out of the opportunity as he scored a half-century that placed the Indian cricket team in a decent position.

The first match of the ICC World Test Championship series between the Indian cricket team and the Sri Lankan cricket team started earlier today at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The match is Virat Kohli’s 100th one in Test cricket, whereas it is Rohit Sharma’s first one as Test captain.

Also, for the first time in a long time, the Indian cricket team is playing a Test with neither Cheteshwar Pujara nor Ajinkya Rahane in the playing XI. Both the veteran batters have been dropped because of their inconsistent performances over the last two years.

In their absence, the Indian team has given a chance to Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer. Vihari scored 58 runs off 128 deliveries at number three. His knock comprised five fours. Here’s what former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar had to say about his performance on Star Sports:

“He has given the same sense of calm to the Indian dressing room as Pujara used to. When Pujara was at the crease, you could breathe easy. You knew that one end would be tight.”

Fans on Twitter also felt Hanuma Vihari did a similar job like an in-form Cheteshwar Pujara

Like Sunil Gavaskar, Twitterati also felt that Hanuma played a solid knock at the number three position. The right-handed batter held one end and ensured that there are no chances for a collapse.

It seems like Hanuma may continue to bat in the number three position during the future matches as well. Here are some of the top Twitter reactions to Vihari’s confident knock:

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