Meanwhile, India bounced back at Trent Bridge beating England by 203 runs to make it 2-1. It will be a huge confidence booster for the visitors ahead of the two Tests.
Hanuma Vihari admitted that it’s a dream come true moment for him. He also noted that it is a surreal feeling and is falling short of words to express.
“As a young boy I always wanted to play for India one day, I can’t believe that day has come! It’s a dream come true. I have been working so hard for it. Getting into that Virat Kohli-led team — which is one of the best India has produced — is surreal. I don’t know how to express my joy,” Vihari said to The Asian Age.
The 24-year-old is confident to deliver in England if an opportunity comes his way. The confidence stems from his first-class average of 59.45 which is currently the world’s best. Hanuma Vihari’s latest knock was a swashbuckling 148 against South Africa ‘A’ in Alur that forced open doors to the senior side.
“Having played there before, in fact, I was there recently with the India ‘A’ team, I have the experience to cope with English conditions. I will also try to get as many inputs as I can from the coaches and senior players and continue to give my 100 percent,” Vihari adds.
I challenged myself moving out of my comfort zone: Hanuma Vihari
For the last two years, Vihari has been playing for the Andhra Cricket Association, where he pushed the envelope.
“I challenged myself to play for India and decided to move out of my comfort zone. The effort has paid off,” he concluded.