|BORN||October 13, 1993|
|BIRTH PLACE||Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh|
|BATTING STYLE||Right Handed|
|BOWLING STYLE||Off break|
Born in a coastal area of Andhra Pradesh, Hanuma Vihari has been considered just as cool as the eastern winds itself. Known to be in the same category as the 'coolest' VVS Laxman, Vihari has risen through the ranks slowly but made sure his rise didn't go unnoticed.
Vihari was a member of the Under-19 World Cup winning squad in 2012. Though he didn't have the numbers to press forward his case for the national team, he made sure he didn't waste time in pondering upon it too much. He worked hard on his skills and got a contract with the Hyderabad-based franchise in the Indian T20 League in 2013.
After showing promise with both bat and ball in the T20 tournament, he changed his allegiance to Hyderabad from Andhra Pradesh in the domestic circuit in 2016. He was given the reigns of the team as well. In the first 63 FC matches he played, he had a staggering average of 59.79 and the best of 302*, which came in the very season he switched. After a lot of hard work and perseverance, his outstanding 2017-18 domestic season where he scored 1056 FC runs at an average of 96 was hard to ignore.
Hanuma was finally called to the Test squad in 2018 for the last two Tests in England. He made his debut against England in September and struck his maiden fifty in the very first outing. He also picked up three crucial wickets of Joe Root, Alastair Cook, and Sam Curran in the second innings to showcase his all-round utility. Since then, he has been almost a regular for India in this format, especially away from home.