ICC WTC Final: Hanuma Vihari leads by example, juggles WTC preparation with COVID-19 relief work- India middle-order batsman Hanuman Vihari is living a busy lifestyle in England these days. The cricketer is trying to help the bereaved families in India in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic after his practice sessions and match days. Vihari, while being in the UK for his county stint, has used his Twitter handle to amplify appeals for help. He has also created a team of 100 volunteers, comprising friends and followers from across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
Vihari, like every Indian, has been shocked by the obstacles that Covid-19 patients and their families have encountered on a daily basis. The difficulties have included finding something as basic as hospital beds, oxygen supplies and essential medicines.
“I am doing it with the intention of helping people at the ground level, who actually need every help possible in these difficult times. It is just the start,” the 27-year-old told PTI in an exclusive interview.
ICC WTC Final: Hanuma Vihari leads by example; juggles WTC preparation with COVID-19 relief work
Vihari left for England in early April to play in the English county for Warwickshire and is expected to join the Indian team directly in the UK when they arrive on June 3.
Speaking about his preparation for the ICC WTC Final, Vihari said that he is trying to prepare in the best way possible.
“I am trying to prepare in the best way possible for the WTC Final and the England series. It’s going to be interesting and exciting as well for all the Indian fans because it’s the first edition of the WTC. We are in the finals and we are playing New Zealand which is going to be challenging in this condition, we all know that but the Indian team can do outstanding things,” he told India Today.
“I am sure that we’ll be confident going into the WTC final. I am trying to prepare as best as I can for the WTC and the Test series after that,” he added.
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