Virender Sehwag, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma
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It has been a great last few months for Hanuma Vihari. His staggering numbers are being increased on a regular basis irrespective of the format. After knocking it brilliantly against England Lions in the shorter formats, now, he smashed centuries in both the innings of the game against Vidarbha in Irani Cup 2019.

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With the special knock, he became the first player to score three centuries consecutively in Irani Cup history. He smashed a brilliant century against the very same side in 2018 and now, he scored two centuries in two innings.

Hanuma Vihari scored 183 against Vidarbha in 2018:

In 2018, Hanuma Vihari scored a stunning 183, which came in the losing cause. In 2019, he scored 114 runs in the first innings tally of 330 and then smashed an unbeaten 152* runs and still counting on the day 4 of the game.

Rest Of India vs Vidarbha 2019: Irani Cup, Hanuma Vihari
Hanuma Vihari. Image Courtesy: Getty

In another story, Hanuma Vihari became the second player after Shikhar Dhawan to score centuries in both the innings of an Irani Cup match. Shikhar Dhawan achieved the feat in 2011 against Ranji champions Rajasthan.

Hanuma Vihari heroics helped Rest Of India to hold the grip of the match. In first innings, he attached 125-run partnership with Mayank Agarwal and then added a 229-run partnership for Ajinkya Rahane in the second innings.

Rest Of India vs Vidarbha 2019: Irani Cup, Nagpur - Day 1 Review
Hanuma Vihari (Credits – Getty Images)

On both occasions, Hanuma Vihari stayed till the end to give a safe total on the board for his side. All in all, it has been a stunning achievement for the young lad, who recently bagged the Test cap for India. He was also part of Indian National Cricket Team’s successful tour to Australia.

Hanuma Vihari was added to the side when India toured England. He impressed the team management with his all-around skills and secured a place in Australian series. Once again, he secured the trust of the team by performing brilliant and also opened innings for the team.

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