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. In an interview on Cricbuzz’s Spicy Pitch, Hanuma Vihari, opened up about her mother’s inspiring gesture after he lost his father.
My mother is daring: Hanuma Vihari
Hanuma Vihari delivered a sub-par performance during the New Zealand tour. He could score only one half-century from the four innings he batted in. Vihari, who trying to improve his skills further in the break due to COVID-19 outbreak, said his mother is daring and never scared. It is the hallmark of her personality, he added.
“The one thing that defines my mother is her daring. She is never scared. You could say it’s the hallmark of her identity,” Hanuma opened up in Cricbuzz’s show Spicy Pitch.
Used the lump sum compensation to built pitch: Hanuma Vihari’s mother
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.
“I received a lump sum from my husband’s company as compensation after he died. Around that time, Hanuma had just played U-13 cricket and hadn’t performed well. I knew that he needed more time to practice than he was getting at nets,” Hanuma’s mother, Vijaylakshi, added.
“So, I decided to use the lump sum to build a cricket pitch for him. The next time he played at the U-13 state level, he was the highest run-getter in the tournament. That’s when I knew my effort had paid off,” she continued.