Day 5 of the Pink Test in Sydney saw Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin take on Australia’s fierce bowling attack and draw.
When many praised the two cricketers for holding on to the end despite his hamstring injury, there were a few who criticized Vihari for his slow innings, one of which was Babul Supriyo.
The politician took to Twitter and wrote: “Play 109 balls to score 7! It is excruciating to say the least. the option, even at a distance, is criminal. PS: I know I don’t know anything about cricket “.
Play 109 balls to score 7! This is excruciating to say the least • Hanuma Bihari not only killed any chance for India to achieve a historic victory but also murdered Cricket … PS I know I don’t know anything about cricket
– Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) January 11, 2021
The 27-year-old, who beat more than 40 overs on the last day of the third test, gave an appropriate response to his tweet. Vihari responded with the correct spelling of her name while completely ignoring the rest of Supriyo’s tweet.
* Hanuma Vihari
– Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) January 13, 2021
As soon as Vihari responded to the tweet, fans praised him for his response and tore Supriyo up for his observation.
– Rishit_Sachinist • EF • (@RishitShukla) January 13, 2021
Tweet of 2021.
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 13, 2021
– Navaldeep Singh (@NavalGeekSingh) January 13, 2021
– Rahul Chandra (@caprahulchandra) January 13, 2021
– Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 13, 2021
King Hanuma pic.twitter.com/K6u0o7D6Hu
– Circuit expert (@Being_circuit) January 13, 2021
The third test saw Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant put up a 148 point stand, giving the visitors a chance to pull off an unlikely chase. However, after the batsman’s wicket set in quick succession, Australia made sure to step up their offense. But Vihari and Ashwin chose to play wisely to prevent the hosts from making further mistakes.
With Ravindra Jadeja injured and him in the next batting roster, Vihari, continued to play despite a hamstring pull. The batsman dug deep and frustrated the Aussie bowlers with a stubborn Ashwin on the other end.