Virat Kohli is an inspiration in dressing room, especially for youngsters: Hanuma Vihari

Vihari recently spoke about the atmosphere in the dressing room and Virat Kohli's influence on his game and the entire team.
Virat Kohli is an inspiration in dressing room, especially for youngsters: Hanuma VihariKohli identified Hanuma Vihari as the man who impressed everyone in the dressing room. (Photo: Twitter)
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When India took on West Indies in two-match test series, there were concerns regarding form of Ajinkya Rhane and there were noises for Rohit Sharma to be included in playing eleven, but skipper Virat Kohli decided to play Hanuma Vihari and the Hyderabadi player did not let his skipper down and scored century and half-century in the series. 

As the series came to an end Virat was a satisfied man with India starting their World Test Championship campaign in style. During the post-match presentation, Kohli identified Hanuma Vihari as the man who impressed everyone in the dressing room. He also said that the dressing room feels a lot of calm when the young right-hander bats in the middle.

Vihari recently spoke about the atmosphere in the dressing room for this recent run of scores and speaks about the influence of Virat Kohli on his game and the entire team.

“He (Kohli) sets an example - on the field and off the field, with the work ethic he has. He is an inspiration in the dressing room, especially for youngsters. We look at him as an idol and someone who we can follow,” Vihari told ESPNCricinfo.

During the series, West Indies legend Viv Richards spoke about how Vihari played in the V and this was one of the keys to his batting.

“Playing in the V was always my strength. If you ask anyone who has seen me in the early years of my career, they would say it is. Once I get my eye in, I dominate the spinners. Even the fast bowlers. I widen my range of shots, but initially I try to hit in the V and play as straight as possible,” he further added.

India will take on South Africa in three-Test series starting from October 2 at home, and Vihari will once again look to make an impact with the bat.

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