Indian Check specialist Hanuma Vihari have to be feeling relaxed after a gruelling Australia-India collection, which noticed the guests triumph 2-1 few days in the past. Hanuma, who could not take part within the remaining Check attributable to a hamstring damage, nonetheless was among the many stars from the collection as his valiant efforts alongside Ravichandran Ashwin helped India salvage a draw on the SCG within the third Check.
The knock could not have come at a greater time as his efficiency got here into query after failure within the first two Checks. Speaking in regards to the knock in an interview with Sports activities Immediately, the right-handed batsman recalled how he was praised by his mentor and Indian batting pioneer Rahul Dravid in a textual content after the match and that actually made his day.
“Even after the Sydney Check, it was good of him to ship me a textual content. He stated ‘Very nicely accomplished, you probably did a fantastic job’. That’s the particular person he’s and I respect him for that,” Vihari stated.
Vihari additional credit score Dravid for being that bridge that related India A and Ranji gamers with the complexity and hardness of worldwide cricket.
“I imply, after getting picked within the India A facet. Those that have been there within the facet, Siraj, Saini, Shubman, Mayank, everybody who have been a part of that facet performed quite a lot of cricket collectively in India A. Additionally, within the final 3-4 years, we performed many India A excursions and he was the coach (Rahul Dravid). I don’t suppose we performed so many India A excursions earlier than. In order that bridged the hole between Ranji Trophy and the Indian crew.
“We made the progress rapidly. That’s the explanation why we’re taking part in our first recreation or the second recreation, we’re prepared for the problem. We’re not behind some other gamers. He made it potential,” he defined.