Hanuma Vihari separated from Andhra, returned to Hyderabad

Hanuma Vihari
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Hanuma Vihari

India’s Test cricketer Hanuma Vihari has decided to break away from the Andhra Cricket Association and return to Hyderabad where he made his debut in 2010. He will now represent the Hyderabad Cricket Association in the upcoming 2021/22 season of domestic cricket.

“I take this opportunity to inform everyone that I am separating from Andhra Cricket Association on good terms. I have had the privilege of captaining and representing Andhra for the last 5 years. We have grown into a team on which We can be proud. And I thank all my teammates, coaches and office bearers of the association for their continued support. I will be a part of Hyderabad Cricket Association from the coming season,” Vihari posted on social media on Wednesday. said in the statement.

Before the 2016/17 season, he moved to Andhra Pradesh mainly for better prospects. He made his Test debut for India in 2018 while being a part of Andhra in domestic cricket.

Vihari has scored 624 runs in 12 Test matches at an average of 32.84, with one century and four half-centuries to his name. He was a member of the Indian team for the five-match Test series against England, where he did not get a chance to play a single Test.

In 94 first-class matches, Vihari scored 7261 runs at an average of 55 with 21 centuries and 37 half-centuries, his highest score being an unbeaten 302 against Odisha in the 2017/18 season of the Ranji Trophy.