Hanuma Vihari wished to utilise the summer season months enjoying county cricket in England however the COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to the India all-rounder’s plans in the meanwhile.
Slowly turning into a key member of the Indian Test facet, the 26-year-outdated desires to hone his expertise with a distinguished county facet however now the deal will probably be inked when the state of affairs comes under management and journey bans are lifted globally.
“I was supposed to play four English county games this season. I would only be able to tell you the name when all the paperwork is complete. Right now, it’s on hold due to the unavoidable situation (COVID-19),” Vihari informed PTI throughout an unique interplay.
The Andhra man is assured that he’ll be capable to journey to the UK throughout the later a part of the county season which is performed from April to September.
“Hope once it’s under control, I will be able to play those games. It will be a learning experience for me,” stated the smooth spoken Vihari.
The BCCI, in recent times, has allowed high cricketers who are usually not enjoying within the IPL to compete in county cricket throughout the summer season months.
The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane are a few of the distinguished Test specialists who’ve plied their commerce in division 1 and a couple of of English county.
Vihari’s dedication to the sport may be gauged from the truth that he performed for his employers Nelson CC within the Tamil Nadu CA league on Tuesday. He scored 202 not out in opposition to Alwarpet CC in a drawn sport.
“I work for Nelson and I am committed to play when I am available. It was good match practice. Now I am back in Hyderabad. I will be taking a break for the time being,” he knowledgeable.
Talking about his 55 off 70 balls in opposition to New Zealand on a inexperienced high on the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, the gutsy proper-hander was a contact upset.
“I wouldn’t call it my best innings. Yes, I was playing well but that innings didn’t get a victory for my team. It was good to score runs in tough conditions but you value it more when the team wins,” he stated.
Vihari, who made his debut in England, has a good Test file of 552 runs in 9 video games with a median of simply under 37. Incidentally, he has eight of his 9 Tests overseas.
“I have the self belief and the team believes that I have the technique to get success in overseas conditions,” he stated.
So, what has been the important thing to his 4 half centuries and a century in nations like England, West Indies, New Zealand?”Adaptability. I consider I’ve been in a position to adapt nicely in all situations and I’ve confidence that I can carry out any position that the group assigns me,” he stated.
India will probably be enjoying 9 Test matches (4 away in opposition to Australia and 5 at dwelling in opposition to England) between November 2020 and February 2021.”I’m certain that I’ll get an opportunity to play in dwelling situations as nicely. My job is to work onerous and be ready for any state of affairs,” he stated.
With no cricketing exercise proper now on account of COVID-19, Vihari, like all different sportspersons, is at dwelling however will observe the routine given by Team India’s energy and conditioning coach Nick Webb.
“We all have individual training chart during off time. I will try and follow that,” he stated.