Mohammad Azharuddin On Hanuma Vihari: In June, the Indian cricket team will play a Test match against England. This match will be played in Edgbaston. Actually, last year the Indian cricket team went on a tour of England to play 5 Test matches. But after 4 test matches, due to the increasing case of Corona, the 5th test was not played. The Indian team will play the remaining 1 test match on this tour. This match will be played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. At present, the Indian team is ahead 2-1 after 4 matches. After this match, the winning team of the series will be decided. If the Indian team is successful in winning or drawing this match, then the series will be named after Team India. Earlier in the year 2007, the Indian team was successful in winning the Test series in England.
‘Hanuma Vihari needs to score big’
Cheteshwar Pujara has returned to the Indian team for this series. Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped from the team after the South Africa series. Pujara did not find a place in the Indian team in the home Test series against Sri Lanka. But Cheteshwar Pujara has returned to the Indian Test team after a stellar performance in county cricket. After the return of Pujara, former captain of the Indian cricket team Mohammad Azharuddin has given a big statement on Hanuma Vihari. He said that Hanuma Vihari had failed to make a big score against Sri Lanka. He scored 31, 35 and 58 runs in 3 innings. Hanuma Vihari is still a young player, so he has a chance to improve his game. If he wants to play Test cricket for a long time, he has to score big.
‘Hanuma Vihari should seize the opportunity’
Mohammad Azharuddin said that it is necessary for Hanuma Vihari to score big. He should take advantage of the opportunity to score a century. But if you score 50-60 runs then it will not help you. Hanuma Vihari is a great player. But for the Indian team, you will be able to play for a long time only when you score big.
Significantly, in the year 2018, Hanuma Vihari made his Test debut against England. He played a half-century in this match. Hanuma Vihari has played 15 Test matches for India since his debut. During this, he has scored 808 runs with the help of 5 half-centuries and 1 century. Hanuma Vihari batted as an opener against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 2018. In this match, he scored 8 runs in 66 balls.