India vs West Indies: Hanuma Vihari dedicates a maiden to the late father, thanks Ishant Sharma for helping him keep his word
KINGSTON: India Hanuma Vihari He dedicated his maiden Test to his late father, fulfilling a promise he made to himself right after losing one of his favorites 13 years ago.
In addition to remembering his father, Vihari thanked the bowler. Ishant Sharma for hitting, sometimes, better than the batter recognized at the other end during his association in the second Test against the West Indies.
The modest Vihari felt that Ishant helped him keep his word.
Actually, my father passed away when I was 12, so since then, I have decided that when I play international cricket I want to dedicate the first hundred, said Vihari after his best 111 of his career.
The 25-year-old added: Today is an emotional day and I hope he is proud wherever he is and I am really happy to have succeeded.
Along with Ishant (57 of 80 balls), who scored his fifty maiden, Vihari shared 112 runs of 28.3 overs for the eighth wicket to frustrate the West Indies for a long time.
Happy to have a century and the credit should be for Ishant. Today he looked more like a hitter than me. From the way he was going, we kept discussing what the player was doing and his experience really helped.
Vihari is gradually emerging as a reliable man for crisis situations in Test Cricket.
When I was batting overnight at 42, I didn't sleep very well since my thoughts were obviously running on how to get a great score today. I am really happy to have been able to get my first hundred, especially in those conditions. much satisfaction, said Vihari.
After Ishant's dismissal, India's tickets doubled by 416, with Holder firing Vihari for his fifth ticket wicket.
I was hitting at 84 during lunch time, then it was hard for me to get to ninety. We also have to give credit to bowlers. Although we scored 416 races that don't show the way they played, Vihari said.
I knew they were going to be difficult in the first session because that is their best chance to get us out early. They got an early wicket when Rishabh came out on the first ball.
I just wanted to bat patiently and wait for the balls in my area.
He praised the beat Jasprit Bumrah after becoming the third Indian to claim a test hat-trick, and an effort that left the West Indies staggering at 87 by seven in his first innings.
We bowled brilliantly, to be honest. The way Bumrah and all the other players played bowling, we cling to our weapons.
Tomorrow we don't know what the game plan is. Then, the first thing will be to remove them as soon as possible. Then, management will decide if we hit or play, Vihari said.