While most of the cricketers are currently sitting idly at their homes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, India Test star Hanuma Vihari was busy playing Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) first division league. The league was finally called off on Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.
But before the completion, Hanuma Vihari managed to make his mark with the bat. The right-handed batsman scored an impressive unbeaten double century while playing for Nelson against Alwarpet. He scored 202 runs off 285 balls with the help of 25 fours and three sixes.
Hanuma Vihari later took to Instagram to post a picture of the scorecard from the match and captioned it: “1st division in Chennai. Always a good feeling to contribute for my team.”
Hanuma Vihari recently returned from New Zealand where India played two Tests. He was one of the very few Indian batsmen who managed to do something with the bat. The right-hander scored a fine fifty in the first innings of the second Test although it did not save India from losing the game as well as the series.
Before the Test series, he also played for India A against New Zealand A and scored two fifties and a century in two unofficial Tests. He also scored a century in the warm-up game against New Zealand XI.
Meanwhile, TNCA first division league was called-off on Tuesday after its eleventh and final round ended. The TNCA finally announced the suspension of the league till March 31 following the state government’s directive to prevent the threat of coronavirus. The TNCA has also suspended other divisions in the league and matches across all districts until further orders from the Tamil Nadu government. Interestingly, the directive from the government had come on Monday but TNCA still went ahead with play on Tuesday.