'Arey jaan dedenge aapke liye kya baat kar rahe hain' - Fans react as Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari set to talk about Andhra Cricket Association controversy on 'Kutty Stories' show

Vihari stepped down from the leadership role after the opening league match of the 2024 Ranji Trophy and continued to play as a pure batter.

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Hanuma Vihari & Ravichandran Ashwin (Source: X)

Hanuma Vihari & Ravichandran Ashwin (Source: X)

Team India and Andhra Pradesh cricketer Hanuma Vihari made some shocking revelations following his side's exit from the Ranji Trophy 2024 season. Andhra lost to Madhya Pradesh in the quarter-final match at Indore on Monday (February 26) and the veteran batter confirmed that it was his last match for the state. 


In an emotional yet powerful post on his Instagram handle, Vihari explained the dispute with the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) and said he was embarrassed and humiliated. The root cause of the controversy was the 30-year-old's immediate shift from the team's captaincy, which he referred to as disrespect from the association. 

Vihari stepped down from the leadership role after the opening league match and continued to play as a pure batter. Ricky Bhui was named captain for the remainder of the tournament. Vihari, who has played 37 first-class matches for Andhra, said that he was asked to resign from the post for shouting at his teammate Prudhvi Raj KN, who is the son of a politician. 

“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,” he wrote on Instagram. 


Check out Vihari's full post below: 


The revelation has rocked the Indian domestic cricket fraternity. Meanwhile, as the development gained more attention, veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin invited Vihari for an episode of his YouTube channel show 'Kutty Stories with Ash'. "Kutty stories with ash “ Vihari Garu “ Meeru ready unnara ????," Ashwin wrote on his X handle in Telugu. Vihari, later, showed up to X and accepted Ashwin's invitation.


Notably, Ashwin and Vihari played a huge role in leading India to a historic draw against Australia in the third Test of the 2021 series. Both faced 259 balls and made a defiant unbeaten partnership of 62 runs. Vihari, who was hampered by a severe hamstring injury, scored 23 off 161 balls, while Ashwin scored 39 off 128 balls.

Here's how fans reacted to Ashwin's tweet: 

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