Andhra Pradesh captain Hanuma Vihari walked out to bat on Wednesday with a fractured wrist and played left-handed in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Madhya Pradesh.
He was struck by a bouncer from Avesh Khan and had to retire hurt on Day 1 of the game. He was batting on 16 off 37 balls.
A team official confirmed that he suffered a fracture on his left wrist and was recommended to rest for five to six weeks.
Vihari stepped out to bat on Day 2 of the contest with the team’s score at 353 for nine wickets.
He hit two fours after resuming his knock – one off Avesh and another off Kumar Kartikeya.
Senior India wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik was pleased with Vihari’s brave effort and lauded him on social media.
“Hanuma Vihari. Batting LEFT handed and also more importantly just with one hand , the top hand😳 Bravery to another level ,” he wrote.