The 25-year-old Andhra batsman emerged as the top run-getter with 291 runs in India's 2-0 series win over the West Indies and vindicated the team management's decision to have him instead of the more stylish Rohit Sharma in the playing XI.
In his first year in international cricket, Hanuma Vihari has played six Tests. In between, he seems to have lost a bit of hair, got married and also scored 6000-plus first class runs while being just 25 years of age.
When teens of his age were happy scoring 50s in U-14 matches, he was churning out 250s, when teens of his age were content facing 100 balls in the nets, he would be satisfied only if he had faced a minimum of 1,000.
Jasprit Bumrah (6/16) became only the third Indian to scalp a hat-trick in five-day cricket after Hanuma Vihari scored a maiden ton to take the visitors to a commanding position in the second Test against the West Indies on Day 2.
Hanuma Vihari returns to IPL after a three year gap with Delhi Capitals acquiring his services in the auction for Rs 2 crore. He earlier represented Sunrisers Hyderabad and scored 280 runs in 22 matches.