Recalling his exploits at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against Australia in the third test, Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari said he owed his team this round because of all the trust they had shown and had in him. given the opportunity despite his failure in previous matches. Vihari, who was going through a rough patch, fought a brilliant fight playing 161 balls and forming a revolutionary partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin to deny Australia a victory in the third test. “Me and Ashwin never got what we were doing – in terms of great achievement. He and I beat about 45 overs against all odds,” Vihari said.
“Being able to survive on a day 5 pitch against that bowling attack… Being able to be in the present helped me because I realized I had an injury and I can’t run,” Vihari said. sure Star sports show “Follow the Blues”.
“The only thing I could do in this situation was beat the time, cut the overs and make sure we were a draw.
“It was the only thing I was concerned about, playing for myself was never my intention. I only hit depending on the situation of the match.
“I kind of felt like I owed the team this round because of the trust they showed me in the first two games and then they gave me a chance in the third game as well. I owe them a lot of time and I am happy to have been able to do it, ”he added.
After the third test was concluded, it was revealed that Vihari hit with a level 2 hamstring tear to script a memorable draw in Sydney.
Subsequently, Vihari was excluded from the fourth test, which India won and sealed the series 2-1.
Vihari also revealed that he and Ashwin communicated in “three or four languages” during their innings.
“Ashwin and I spoke in three or four languages when we played. It was good, it was a very unique experience to be able to play with him,” said Vihari.
“Basically we share a good report, both on and off the pitch. But to be able to build a partnership with him, not in terms of runs, but in terms of balls… He was actually hitting with a aside, he was facing (Nathan) Lyon quite comfortably, which made things easier.
“I was able to take on the fast bowlers with ease so it made the equation a little easier for us and we communicated well between the overs,” he said.
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