Test World Record Breaker: Hanuma Vihari


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Gade Hanuma Vihari is an Indian cricketer. He represents Hyderabad in domestic cricket. The right-handed batsman was a member of the India U-19 cricket team that won the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Australia. 

Full Name Gade Hanuma Vihari
Nick NameKanna
Birth Date October 13, 1993
Birth Place Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
Age 28 years
Playing Role All Rounder
Batting Style Right Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-Arm Off break
Educational Qualification Graduate
International Debut In Test Cricket England Vs India At The Oval, September 7, 2018
International Debut In T20 Cricket Delhi Vs Hyderabad At Indore, March 15, 2018
Salary 15 – 20 Lakh
Net Worth 8 – 12 Approx

Domestic career

Hanuma Vihari was a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the sixth year of the Indian Premier League in 2013. In one of the matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vihari opened the bowling as an off-spinner and removed Chris Gayle for just 1. He also scored an unbeaten 46 within the exact match while chasing. Sunrisers won the game through a super-over.

Hanuma Vihari was liable for one-third of Hyderabad’s total within the innings against Andhra at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. He scored 75 within the first innings before being dismissed by CV Stephen, then scored 68 runs.

In October 2017, Vihari scored his first triple century, making 302* for Andhra against Odisha during the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. He was the leading run-scorer for Andhra in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 752 runs.

In October 2018, Vihari joined India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. In December 2018, he joined the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League. Furthermore, in October 2019, Hanuma became the captain of India A for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy. He left the Delhi Capitals squad before the 2020 IPL auction.

In April 2021, Vihari joined the Warwickshire County Cricket Club for their 2021 season of the County Championship.

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International career

In August 2018, Hanuma Vihari joined India’s Test squad for the ultimate two Tests against England. He made his Test debut against England in September 2018, in the 5th match game of the India tour of England 2018. Hanuma scored his maiden half-century (56 off 124 balls) within the first innings. He also became the ultimate bowler in test cricket in the match to dismiss England’s highest ever Test run-scorer, Alastair Cook. In December 2018, he was involved in the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar trophy and opened the innings in the 3rd match game for India with debutant Mayank Agarwal. He had an honest tour as India clinched the series by 2-1.

In August 2019, against the West Indies, Hanuma Vihari made 93 runs off 128 balls within the 2nd innings of the first match game. This was labeled as an essential knock for India as they gave a target of 419 runs with just one day remaining of the game. In the second match against the West Indies, Vihari scored his maiden Test century. In October 2019, he was selected for India’s three-match Test series against South Africa in India. Furthermore, he played only within the 1st Test. This was his 1st ever international match in India. In February 2020, he was involved in India’s 2 Match Test series against New Zealand in New Zealand. Hanuma Vihari scored a half-century within the 1st innings of the 2nd Test. He outplayed the fiery Australian attack within the 2020-2021 Border-Gavaskar Trophy within the third Test at Sydney. Furthermore, he scored an unbeaten 23 playing 161 balls and ensuring India to a draw. He suffered a hamstring injury just before the break while batting within the 4th innings of the match. But, he continued to play and, alongside Ravichandran Ashwin, saved the game for India.

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The World Record

Hanuma Vihari battled time and his own injury to script one of the foremost remarkable performances for India in their impressive Test history. Hanuma arrived at the pitch at 250-4 after Rishabh Pant‘s 97-run blitzkrieg. Vihari fought with much grit and determination on the way to ticking off 161 deliveries on Day 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). He formed a vigilant 62-run stand with Ravichandran Ashwin, who himself negotiated 128 deliveries to steer India’s match-saving efforts. During the course of his match-saving knock, which ended with a strike rate of 14.29. Vihari achieved a series of rare match game records. It took him 82 balls to attain his first six runs to become the second slowest player ever in Test cricket. It took Vihari another 30 deliveries to maneuver from six to seven as he became the slowest to urge to an equivalent. Eventually, he ended at 23 off 161 balls to eclipse Hedley Verity’s 157-ball effort in getting there.

Hanuma broke several Test format records for the most balls faced during innings at that time.


Hanuma Vihari is overall a key player to the Indian squad. The fans love to see him perform and are eager to see him back in action soon.

There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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