Ranji Trophy 2021: Hanuma Vihari parts ways with Andhra, returns to Hyderabad ahead of upcoming domestic season

Ranji Trophy 2021: After five years, Hanuma Vihari parts ways with Andhra, returns to Hyderabad ahead of the upcoming domestic season
Ranji Trophy 2021: After five years, Hanuma Vihari parts ways with Andhra, returns to Hyderabad ahead of the upcoming domestic season

Ranji Trophy 2021: Hanuma Vihari returns to Hyderabad – India’s middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari has decided to part ways with Andhra and returned to Hyderabad where he made his debut back in 2010.

“I am taking this opportunity to inform everyone that I am parting ways with Andhra cricket association on good terms. I have had the privilege to captain and represent Andhra for the past five years. We have blossomed into a team that we can be proud of and I hereby thank all my teammates, coaches and office bearers of the Association for the constant support. I will be part of Hyderabad Cricket Association from the coming season,” Hanuma Vihari said in a statement on Twitter.

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Hanuma Vihari joined Andhra in the 2015-16 season and went on to make the Test debut for India in 2018. For Andhra he has played 21 First-Class matches, scoring 1,741 runs at an average of 62.17 including three centuries and 13 half-centuries.

Ranji Trophy 2021: Hanuma Vihari parts ways with Andhra, returns to Hyderabad ahead of upcoming domestic season

However, ahead of the 2021-22 domestic season, Hanuma Vihari made his intentions clear that he would be returning to Hyderabad. Apparently, he had discussed the prospect with Hyderabad Cricket Association top-brass.

“Vihari spoke to the top brass of the HCA over the last few days making clear his intention to play for Hyderabad again and he had been welcomed to do so,” an HCA official told Sportstar.

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“We’ve blossomed into a team that we can be proud of and I herby thank all my teammates, coaches and office bearers of the association for the constant support. I will be part of Hyderabad Cricket Association from the coming season,” he further wrote.

Vihari was part of India’s tour of Australia and England. While he didn’t get a chance to play any match on the England tour, he played a match0saving knock in Australia.