Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari has made a big announcement on Wednesday, confirming that he is parting ways with Andhra Cricket Association. The 27-year-old will notably be a part of Hyderabad Cricket Association from the upcoming season.
The cricketer revealed the news through a post on Twitter where he stated, "I'm taking this opportunity to inform everyone that I'm parting ways with Andhra Cricket Association on good terms. I've had the privilege to captain and represent Andhra from the past 5 years. We've 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."
Following his departure from Andhra's team, the cricketer did not leave any questions unanswered. He confirmed that he will continue playing domestic cricket and will be part of Hyderabad Cricket Association from the coming season.
Here is Vihari's Twitter post:
Vihari made his first-class debut 10 years back
Hanuma Vihari has been one of the most consistent red-ball players for India in the last decade. The right-handed batsman made his first-class debut for Hyderabad way back in the 2011-12 season against Jharkhand. It did not take much time for the youngster to make an impact as he played a gritty 150-ball 81-run knock against Madhya Pradesh.
The right-handed batsman came into limelight the subsequent season when he scored 191 runs against a strong Mumbai side which probably announced his arrival in Indian domestic circuit. Since then, Vihari has been one of the most consistent performers known for playing big knocks.
In the 2016-17 season, Vihari had decided to shift his base to Andhra where he spent five glorious years. He scored his first triple century against Odisha in the 2017-18 season, where he had finished as highest run-scorer for Andhra with 752 runs in 6 matches.
Talking about his overall FC career, Vihari has played 93 matches where he has scored 7194 runs at an impressive average of 54.91. With so much experience behind his back especially in the longest format of the game, Vihari's return to Hyderabad could prove to be a valuable addition for the side ahead of the new domestic season.