"I have decided that I will never play for Andhra again:" Hanuma Vihari after getting humiliated by the association

Andhra Pradesh batter and captain Hanuma Vihari in an emotional post on social media stated that he would never play for Andhra again after he was asked to resign from the captaincy by the Association due to shouting at a player who is supposed to be a politician's son.

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"I have decided that I will never play for Andhra again:" Hanuma Vihari after getting humiliated by the association

Hanuma Vihari once had batted left-handed with a broken hand to save a match for Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy 2022-23 Image | The Hindu

Hanuma Vihari, the captain of the Andhra Pradesh team put out an emotional message on social media stating that he will never play for Andhra again.

The right-handed batter posted the message following their defeat against Madhya Pardesh in the Ranji Trophy final, where they were defeat by a narrow margin of 4 runs.

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As per Vihari, he felt embarrassed and gutted when the Andhra Cricket Association asked him to resign from his captaincy after the game against Bengal, the last year's finalists, which they won handsomly.

Here's the post from Hanuma Vihari:

"We fought hard till the end but it wasn't meant to be. Gutted to lose an another quarters with Andhra.

This post is about some facts I want to put forward. I was the captain in the first game against Bengal, during that game I shouted on 17th player and he complained to his dad(who is a politician), his dad in return asked the Association to take action against me. Although, we chased 410 against last year's finalists Bengal I was asked to resign from captaincy without any fault of mine. I never said anything on a personal note to the player but the association thought that player was more important than the guy who gave his body on the line last year and batted left handed, took Andhra to knock outs 5 times in the last 7 years and played for India in 16 tests.

I felt embarrassed but the only reason I continued playing this season because I respect the game and my team.

Sad part is association thinks that players have to listen to whatever they say and players are there because of them. I felt humiliated and embarrassed but I've not expressed it outuntil today.

I've decided that I'll never play for Andhra where i lost my self respect.

I love the team.

I love the way we're growing every season but association doesn't want us to grow.

Vihari till now has played 37 first-class games for Andhra Pradesh. He came back to his home state after playing one season for Hyderabad. Ricky Bhui captained them in Ranji Trophy 2023-24 season after he stepped down from captaincy.

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