Hanuma Vihari takes down BJP’s Babul Supriyo in this tweet; Twitter loves it!

Even with a hamstring injury, Vihari managed to cement to the pitch until the very last ball.

Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari, who played a savior in the third test against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), subtly took down Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union minister babul Supriyo who accused Vihari of ‘murdering cricket’.

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After the third test ended in a stalemate, the minister of state for environment, forest & climate change criticized Vihari for scoring 7 runs off 109 balls. Not only did the minister accuse Vihari that he ‘killed any Chance for India to achieve a historic win’, he even misspelled Vihari’s name as ‘Hanuma Bihari’.

In response, Vihari on Wednesday just corrected his name and posted: “*Hanuma Vihari”. The tweet went viral in no time and fans are terming it as a ‘perfect clap back’.

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Vihari and all-rounder Ravichandra Ashwin shared an unbeaten 62-run stand for the sixth-wicket to ensure that India did not suffer a batting collapse. Even with a hamstring injury, he managed to cement to the pitch until the very last ball. Cricket fans across hailed the duo for pulling off a historic draw, even as the injuries were mounting in the dressing room.

Ashwin, too, shared Vihari’s tweet with a hearty laugh.


“Tweet of the century”, replied another fan.


Here are some more reactions to Vihari’s tweet:


The four-match test series is now evenly poised at 1-1 going into the fourth and final Test, beginning at Brisbane on Friday. 

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Sruthi Vibhavari

Sruthi Vibhavari is a budding journalist from Hyderabad. A graduate in Economics and Political Science, she is a keen follower of contemporary socio-political and economic developments in the country and also the world. While she occasionally writes poems in English, she is also an Urdu literature enthusiast – right from Mirza Ghalib to Gulzar.
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