‘Earned my place in the team,’: India batter ahead of England Test | Cricket

With the presence of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, securing a spot in the Indian Test team, especially as a middle-order batter, is no easy task. There have been several cases of exceptional performances for the team, soon abandoned.

While some may not make a return, there are players who have performed sporadically. One of such players is Hanuma Vihari, who is always vying for a place in the team and has made some memorable performances but has not yet secured a place in the team.

Cheteshwar Pujara was expected to become a regular after his dismissal before India’s home series against Sri Lanka but it was not. “I have learned to be patient because of the struggle in domestic cricket,” he said.

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“I had to fight in domestic cricket for a long time. I have been performing consistently on the domestic circuit to get a spot on the national team. So I know how to be patient in terms of waiting for my opportunities. So that journey shows that I have been patiently waiting for the opportunity to perform well together for years. I would say I have earned my place in the Indian team, ”Vihari told the New Indian Express.

Vihari said he was successful to see the positives of not being selected for the two-Test series against New Zealand at the end of last year. He is expected to play in India’s fifth Test against England starting at Edgbaston on Friday.

Obviously, I was disappointed. But then again, this is something that I have no control over. He said.


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