Two days after an invincible draw for India against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Hanuma Vihari is trending again. The middle-order batsman, who struggled through a hamstring injury to play on the 259-ball blockathon with Ravichandran Ashwin in Sydney, responded to a tweet by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo for his low strike rate Criticized, a simple two-word post that went viral. “A 109-ball game to score 7 runs! It is the least to say that Hanuma Bihari has not only killed a prospect for India, but also killed cricket, to achieve a historic victory. An alternative Not winning, even if remotely, is criminal. PS: I know that I don’t know anything that cricket, “Supriyo tweeted during the final day of the match.
Vihari responded by correcting Supriyo’s typo only in the spelling of his name.
* Hanuma Vihari
– Hanuma Vihari (@ Hanumvihari) 13 January 2021
Twitterati praised Vihari for his response and criticized Babul Supriyo, who had already posted his tweet.
“Raja deters in style,” one user wrote.
“Dear Hanuma Vihari. Please ignore the ignorance of Mr. Babul. You saved India from a lame footfall. Kudos to you my friend,” wrote another.
“King!” Wrote another one.
Decade of the decade
– Abhinav Shukla (@_shukla_abhinav) 13 January 2021
– None (@ itsNobody4u) 13 January 2021
– contemplation (@ chintan20) 13 January 2021
From 13 January 2021 14:53, consider me the biggest Hanuma Vihari fan…. https://t.co/snDGJ6ELLz
– Manika (@ Thakkarmonika 7) 13 January 2021
– Navdeep Singh (@NavalGeekSingh) 13 January 2021
King hanuma pic.twitter.com/K6u0o7D6Hu
– Circuit Expert (@Being_circuit) 13 January 2021
Vihari’s tweet received more than 3,000 re-tweets and 8,000 likes within half an hour of being posted.
Vihari picked up a hamstring injury to start his innings in the fourth inning, but scored 161 against a strong Australian attack to help India defeat defeat and tie the series 1–1 in the fourth and final. Series match in Brisbane.
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