[caption id="attachment_738892" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/fe.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-738892" alt="Hanuma Vihari" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/fe.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Hanuma Vihari[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hanuma-vihari">Hanuma Vihari</a>, 24, who has recently been inducted into the 18-man squad for the last two Tests against England credits his stint with former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> batsman and mentor <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vvs-laxman/">VVS Laxman</a> at Sunrisers Hyderabad (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sunrisers-hyderabad">SRH</a>) as an important factor that contributed to his growth. <p></p> <p></p>Having hit 148 against South Africa A in Alur earlier this month, Vihari is in a good frame of mind. Crediting coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahul-dravid/">Rahul Dravid</a> for his valuable advice he also revealed that VVS Laxman has also had a big influence in his career. Coming from Hyderabad, VVS Laxman has been an inspiration. He is a legend. I was fortunate to play a few games with him and it was very helpful for me to get his advice and motivation," Vihari contended. <p></p> <p></p>"With SRH, he was our mentor and discussions centred around the dynamics of the T20 game. He always told me to trust my game, gave me a lot of freedom and be in a good space of mind, he reminisced about the help he got from the stylish former Hyderabad and India batsman. <p></p> <p></p>Vihari talked about a host of other challenges and opportunities he has over the next year leading up to the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC Cricket World Cup</a> 2019. At the moment, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/want-to-grab-this-opportunity-and-make-it-my-own-hanuma-vihari-738878">he hopes to make the opportunity he has got with the senior Test squad count</a>. <p></p> <p></p>So far in 63 first-class matches, Vihari has scored 5142 runs at an average of 59.79.