Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari recently took to Twitter and answered various questions of his fans, through a Q&A session on the micro-blogging website. He answered a plethora of questions, about his favourite ODI opener, favourite cricketer and his favourite captains as well.
Vihari, who has played nine Test matches in his short career has amassed 552 runs so far, with an average of 36.80, including a century against West Indies. The 26-year-old is practising social distancing at his home, like the rest of the players of Team India.
Like many other players, Vihari too decided to use the off-time to interact with his fans on Twitter. Answering one such question, the youngster, who has become a key cog in India’s Test side, named Rohit Sharma as the best opener in ODI cricket.
A fan asked the right-handed all-rounder to pick one between Rohit and Australia’s David Warner, both of whom are known for their explosive batting in the limited-overs format. Vihari, responding by choosing his compatriots, over Warner.
Here is Hanuma Vihari’s response:
— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) April 5, 2020
Meanwhile, since making his debut in September 2018, versus England, Vihari has been in a good run of form. He has instead, credited the atmosphere in the Indian dressing room for his recent success, and also spoke about the influence of Virat Kohli on his game, and on the entire team.
“He (Kohli) sets an example – on the field and off the field, with the work ethic he has. He is an inspiration in the dressing room, especially for youngsters. We look at him like an idol and someone who we can follow,” Vihari told ESPNCricinfo.
The player from Andhra Pradesh was part of the Indian team that slumped to a 0-2 reverse in the Test series away to New Zealand, earlier in 2020.