The netizen showed a lot of respect for Baroda’s Vishnu Solanki, who returned to play and hit a century soon after losing his daughter. On February 25, Solanki hit 1o4 runs with 12 fours against Chandigarh. Batting first, Chandigarh were skittled out for 168 runs, with skipper Manan Vohra top-scoring with 43 runs. For Baroda, Abhimanyu Singh Rajput took a five-wicket haul while Bhargav Bhatt and Babashafi Pathan took two each and Atit Sheth took one.
In reply, Baroda had lost three wickets at the score of 175 runs. They lost the wickets of skipper Kedar Devdhar (20), Pratyush Sharma (43), and Shivalik Sharma (12). Devdhar’s opening partner Jyotsnil Singh missed on a hundred as he was runout by Raj Bawa on 96. Solanki went to score his hundred before being dismissed by Jagjit Singh. Apart from him, fifties from Bhargav Bhatt and Atit Sheth ensured the team got to a big total.
The team went to score 517 all-out, taking the lead of 349. Meanwhile, Solanki had lost his day-old daughter last week when he was playing against Bengal in Bhubaneshwar. The batter rushed back to Baroda to perform the last rites of his child and came back to join the team. Baroda Cricket Association CEO Shishir Hattangadi called him a real-life hero.
“Story of a Cricketer who lost his new born daughter a few days ago. He attends the funeral and gets back to represent his team to get a hundred. His name may not make social media “likes”, but for me #vishnoosolanki is a real life hero. An inspiration,” Shishir Hattangadi tweeted.
Meanwhile, Twitter hailed Vishnu Solanki as real life hero
This is how Twitter reacted
A story of a Cricketer who lost his new born daughter a few days ago.He attends the funeral and gets back to represent his team @BCCIdomestic @cricbaroda to get a hundred.His name may not make social media "likes",but for me #vishnoosolanki is a real life hero. An inspiration!
— shishir hattangadi (@shishhattangadi) February 25, 2022
— Mayank Umraode 🇮🇳 (@umraode) February 26, 2022
What a player!!! Salute you #vishnusolanki for playing under such pain.
— ಶ್ರೀಧರ (@shridharak27) February 26, 2022
— Nitin Mahajan (@i_nitinmahajan) February 26, 2022
A story that wouldn't make headlines, but this is real commitment and mental strength. Remember the name Vishnu Solanki.condolences on the personal loss🙏, congrats on the 100👏..wish you well ahead in life!!https://t.co/YCKrHPEkyj
— Srikanth Dharmaraj (@Srikanth_2189) February 26, 2022