Hanuma Vihari is a serious character on the field. But off it, he is no less than a bollywood hero. Vihari, in an interview to Cricbuzz’s Spicy Pitch, revealed his romantic side and we bet it will leave you in splits!
Hanuma Vihari drove three hours to meet his girlfriend
In a heartfelt revelation on the show, Hanuma Vihari recalled how he drove three hours to meet his girlfriend from Hyderabad to Warangal. Vihari and his best friend were in a club past midnight and then went for dinner at a drive-in.
Vihari, then, had a sudden urge to meet his girlfriend Preethi. And there was no way he could hold on to it as he drove all the way with his friend to Warangal at 1 am. After reaching the destination, he found the house was locked and Preethi was nowhere to be found.
But there was no way Vihari was going back without seeing a glimpse of his beloved. He then climbed over the wall to find her, much like a bollywood movie, to see her as his friend took the driving seat.
Luckily for Vihari, he did not get caught that night. His love story continues to grow as the couple got married in May 2019.
My mother is daring: Hanuma Vihari
In the episode Hanuma Vihari also spoke about how his mother played an inspiring role. The death of Hanuma Vihari’s father was a life changing moment for the family. But that did not stop him from chasing his dreams as his mother kept inspiring him in his journey.
Hanuma Vihari did not perform well during a U-13 tournament. Her mother felt he needed more practice and used the lump sum amount she received from her husband’s company as compensation to built a pitch for him.
Moreover, her efforts paid dividends as Vihari emerged as the top run-scored in the next U-13 tournament he played in.