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IND vs AUS | Felt really satisfied saving Sydney Test after the first-class grind, expresses Hanuma Vihari

In what was a once-in-a-lifetime series, Hanuma Vihari has expressed that it felt highly satisfying drawing the Sydney Test after the years of grind on the first-class scene. He also stated that at no point in the series did the team management and the physios panic in Australia.
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featurecricket2 months ago

X-factor Rishabh Pant and the temptation of a specialist batsman 

This is Rishabh Pant's world. He's falling down on the ground pulling a pacer. He's beaten with flight, turn and bounce, yet soon he dispatches the ball against the spin into the stands. Sprinting in the final moments of the game. Trying to finish the match with chutzpah and daredevilry of his own.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

This is the greatest ever series win for India, declares Hanuma Vihari 

India's SCG hero Hanuma Vihari, who batted with extreme pain in the third Test against Australia to salvage a draw, feels India's series win versus AUS is their greatest ever. He also added that the Adelaide loss proved to be a blessing in disguise as it brought the players very close to each other.
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featurecricket2 months ago

The Game Plan’nt | How India can(t) beat Australia and breach the Gabba fortress

No visiting side has breached ‘Fortress Gabba’ in 32 years, which means that it’s destined that the second string India ‘A’ team will walk away with the BG Trophy in precisely five days’ time. How they can win is something that’s been widely discussed, so we’ve thrown in a few ideas that could work.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Hanuma Vihari rides his own destiny and legacy on a tightrope - rather successfully

Walking on a tightrope is not everyone’s cup of tea and neither is sealing a place comfortably in the Indian team, Hanuma Vihari’s cup of tea. Coming into the Test in Sydney, one of the so-called flattest pitches in the country, the pressure was always going to be on Vihari.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Wanted to dead-bat the Australian bowling like Faf du Plessis, reveals R Ashwin

Post the Sydney Test, Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that his intentions were to just dead-bat the Australian bowling attack just like Faf du Plessis did on his Test debut in 2012. Vihari, on the other hand, stated that the last session was a real experience for him, batting with a hamstring.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Hanuma Vihari ruled out of Gabba Test; Thakur to replace Jadeja in fourth Test

Injuries have further continued to hinder India’s opportunities of retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, as Hanuma Vihari has been ruled out of the Gabba Test with a hamstring tear. In addition, as per PTI reports, Shardul Thakur will replace injured all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the fourth Test.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Cummins was bowling in a different league altogether; dressing room is electric, states R Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, following the draw, stated that the atmosphere in the dressing room was electric and exciting but stressed that Cummins was bowling in a different league altogether. Ashwin also equalled Vihari’s knock equal to scoring a hundred with the duo saving the Test for India.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Hanuma Vihari’s 23* more special than the century he scored, claims Ajinkya Rahane

Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane lavished praise on Hanuma Vihari for playing a ‘special knock’ that helped the team salvage a draw, and claimed that the right-hander’s 23* today was better than his ton against the Windies. After blowing his hamstring, Vihari batted 161 balls injured to salvage a draw.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Tim Paine ‘dropping SCG Test’ moments after failing to unsettle Ashwin with chatter

Tim Paine might be the funniest guy of both sides, he might very well have the best banter, but is that really of any use if he cannot back it up with performances? The Aussie skipper, today, embarrassed himself by dropping Vihari, moments after unsuccessfully unsettling Ashwin with some ‘chatter’.
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