The coronavirus has become a life-threatening disease for a plethora of individuals across the globe. Due to the virus, all cricketing events have been canceled throughout the world. People in huge numbers are suffering from the COVID-19 crisis. Recently, the Indian cricketer, Hanuma Vihari uploaded four videos on Instagram. In those videos, he can be seen playing cricket with his dog.
With all cricket been canceled, cricketers are spending a lot of time on social media. Some players are engaging with their fans on social media via the Q&A session. While others are using this to do Instagram live sessions with other popular stars. Indian cricketers who spend most of the time traveling and training are now getting some quality time to spend with family. There is no idea when proper cricket will resume. Due to the global pandemic, even the future of IPL is in serious jeopardy.
In the video, Vihari can be seen throwing the ball and also giving his dog some catches. The dog takes each of those catches. He then appreciated the catches taken by his dog. He also tagged the Indian fielding coach, R Sridhar asking him how the effort was.
Captioning the post on Instagram, “Catching session for Dog, 1.started off with some warm-up catches 2.close in on the leg side, holding that low position. 3.close in on the offside, great anticipation. How much do you rate him for his effort? @coach_rsridhar.”
Hanuma Vihari made his Test debut for India in the Oval Test in London against England in 2018. The Andhra-batsman has been a consistent run-scorer for the team in the domestic cricket. In 85 first-class matches, Vihari has scored 6860 runs with an average of 58. His only Test century came against West Indies in Jamaica last year.
Vihari has scored 552 runs in the nine Test matches he has played so far. The batsman was first seen by all during the 2012 U19 cricket world cup. He was part of the World Cup-winning U19 squad of 2012. After representing Delhi Capitals last year in the IPL, unfortunately, he was released this year. However, he didn’t get a buyer at this year’s auction.