India’s Hanuma Vihari dedicated his maiden test ton to his late father, keeping a promise he created to himself right once he lost one of his favourites thirteen years ago.
Apart from memory his father, Vihari thanked bowler Ishant Sharma for batting, at times, higher than the recognised batsman at the other end during their partnership within the second take a look at against west indies.
The modest Vihari felt Ishant helped him keep his word.
“Actually, my dad passed away once I was twelve and ever since, I even have decided that once I play international cricket i’ll dedicate my 1st hundred to him,” Vihari same once his career-best 111.
Vihari, 25, added, “Today is an emotional day and that i hope he’s proud where he’s and i am really happy that I’ve achieved this [century].”
Together with Ishant (57 off 80 balls), who scored his maiden fifty, Vihari shared 112 runs off twenty eight.3 overs for the eighth wicket to frustrate the west indies for a long time.