Two days after his heroic exploits helped India secure an unlikely draw against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Hanuma Vihari is back in fashion. The mid-order batsman, who battled a hamstring injury to stage a 259-ball blockathon with Ravichandran Ashwin in Sydney, responded to the tweet from the Union Minister and Bharatiya MP Janata Party (BJP) Babul Supriyo, criticizing him for his low typing rate, with a simple two-word message that went viral. “Playing 109 balls to score 7! It is excruciating to say the least that Hanuma Bihari not only killed any chance for India to achieve a historic victory, but also murdered Cricket … not keeping an option of victory, even from a distance, is criminal. PS: I know I don’t know anything about cricket, ”Babul Supriyo tweeted on the last day of the match.
Vihari responded by simply correcting Babul Supriyo’s typo by spelling out his name.
* Hanuma Vihari
– Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) January 13, 2021
Twitterati praised Vihari for his response and further criticized Babul Supriyo, who had already faced a lot of criticism when he originally posted his tweet.
“King dethroned in style,” wrote one user.
“Dear Hanuma Vihari, please ignore Mr. Babul’s ignorance. You saved India from defeat with a lame leg. Congratulations to you my friend,” wrote another.
“KING!” wrote another.
Tweet of the decade
– abhinav shukla (@_shukla_abhinav) January 13, 2021
– Person (@ itsNobody4u) January 13, 2021
– Chintan (@ chintan20) January 13, 2021
As of Jan 13, 2021 2:53 p.m. consider me a biggest Hanuma Vihari fan …. https://t.co/snDGJ6ELLz
– Mnika (@ ThakkarMonika7) January 13, 2021
– Navaldeep Singh (@NavalGeekSingh) January 13, 2021
King Hanuma pic.twitter.com/K6u0o7D6Hu
– Circuit expert (@Being_circuit) January 13, 2021
Vihari’s tweet garnered over 3,000 re-tweets and 8,000 likes within half an hour of posting.
Vihari suffered a hamstring injury near the start of his stroke in the fourth inning, but continued to beat 161 deliveries against a strong Australian attack to help India avoid defeat and keep the series tied 1- 1 before the fourth and final. series match in Brisbane.
Topics mentioned in this article