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Sridhar Recalls When IND Batter Suggested to Play Extra Bowler in His Place

Sridhar Recalls When IND Batter Suggested to Play Extra Bowler in His Place

India’s first Test towards Sri Lanka in Mohali goes to be particular in some ways. It’s the one centesimal match for Virat Kohli within the longest format. On the opposite hand, it’s the primary for Rohit Sharma as full-time captain. Besides these main milestones, will probably be attention-grabbing to see who grabs the vacant spots of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane within the center order because the duo was snubbed for the 2-match collection ranging from Friday.

One of the entrance runners is Hanuma Vihari who, regardless of being an integral a part of the Test squad, has been out and in of the taking part in XI. One couldn’t overlook his heroics within the well-known Sydney Test through which his formidable partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin saved the sport.

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But there was a time when Vihari himself had advised that he shouldn’t have performed in a selected Test, even after scoring a century within the earlier look. Former India fielding coach R Sridhar recalled an incident from the 2019 Test collection towards South Africa at house.

In a dialog with Cricbuzz, he stated, “During that Vizag Test, I remember he came to me and said ‘Sir, I’d not have played this Test’. Hanuma had played that Test because he had got a hundred in the previous Test in Jamaica. In India, we play with certain combinations… We still won that Test match on Day 5 but it took the class of Shami to get us there and took so much out of him.”

Sridhar additional revealed that Vihari advised taking part in an additional bowler within the XI as an alternative of getting him because the sixth batting possibility.

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“He said, ‘Sir, next Test I shouldn’t play. We should play with an extra bowler because the way we are batting, we don’t need six batters’. Rohit was on fire in that series, Mayank was batting brilliantly at that time and it was also his first Test in India. Hanuma knew that the captain of the team would always keep the team ahead of him. He understands,” Sridhar concluded.

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