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Hanuma Vihari happy to be able to celebrate his first wedding anniversary amid the Coronavirus lockdown

Vihari opened up saying that he is planning to 'sharpen' his skills for the upcoming Australian tour which is slated to take place at the end of 2020.

Hanuma Vihari and Preetiraj Yeruva
Hanuma Vihari and Preetiraj Yeruva. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The world has come to a standstill after the outbreak of coronavirus has affected several lives across the globe. The whole world has been halted and the individuals have been asked to spend time in quarantine to battle the increasing outbreak of the life-threatening virus.

PM Narendra Modi has also announced a 21-day lockdown in the wake of the pandemic. Furthermore, the sports fraternity has also been struck with a major blow as all the tournaments and matches have either been postponed or cancelled due to the debacle.

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Amid the quarantine period, many cricketers have shared videos of themselves sweating it out and keeping themselves fit while being at home. At a time when the world is confined to home due to the lockdown, India cricketer Haunma Vihari has opened up saying that he is planning to ‘sharpen’ his skills for the upcoming Australian tour which is slated to take place at the end of 2020.

“I am going to use this time to focus on my fitness, sharpen my skills for county cricket as well as for the Australia tour in late 2020,” Vihari was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

Vihari was a part of Team India’s Test squad which travelled to New Zealand in their previous series. Despite flagging of their New Zealand tour on a positive note by winning the T20I series, Virat Kohli and Co. endured a whitewash in the subsequent ODI and Test series. Currently, there is a lot of uncertainty over when the world will be able to witness the sporting action. However, the middle-order batsman is hopeful to perform in the English County Championship.

‘I am trying hard to keep myself positive’: Hanuma Vihari

“Mentally I am trying hard to keep myself positive and busy. My challenge is: there is no cricket for the next three to four months. I do have a summer to look forward to having signed with a team in the English County Championship, where my contract starts from late August. Fingers crossed about that,” said Vihari.

However, one good thing about the quarantine for Vihari is that he will be able to spend ample amount of time with his wife on the occasion of his first marriage anniversary. Thanks to a busy cricket calendar, players always have time restrictions in their cricketing career.

“One good thing that will come out of this break is: I will able to celebrate my first wedding anniversary with my wife on May 19. In normal circumstances, I might have been busy with cricket. So at least one person is not complaining too much!” Vihari said.

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