India vs New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer acquired his maiden Test cap from legendary Sunil Gavaskar on the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Thursday. He grew to become India’s 303rd males’s Test cricketer. Proud of you: Ponting lauds Shreyas Iyer as India star will get maiden Test cap from Gavaskar (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShreyas Iyer acquired his maiden Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar in KanpurIyer grew to become India’s 303rd males’s Test cricketerIndia gained the toss and opted to bat within the 1st Test vs New ZealandLegendary Australia batter and Delhi Capitals head coach congratulated Shreyas Iyer on Thursday after the India batter made his Test debut within the first of a 2-match sequence in opposition to New Zealand in Kanpur. Iyer acquired his maiden Test cap from former India captain Sunil Gavaskar who was on the Green Park Stadium earlier within the day.
Shreyas Iyer grew to become India’s 303rd Test cricketer and the primary since Yuvraj Singh in 2003 to make his Test debut in opposition to New Zealand. The 26-year-old acquired the Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar who addressed the staff huddle on Thursday morning in Kanpur.India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 1 Live UpdatesAs Sunil Gavaskar identified in the course of the T20I sequence, India, underneath Rahul Dravid’s teaching tenure, have introduced again the custom of getting former cricketers give out India caps to debutants. While Ajit Agarkar handed the T20I cap to Harshal Patel final week, Iyer acquired his Test cap from legendary Gavaskar.A second to cherish for @ShreyasIyer15 as he receives his #GroupIndia Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar – top-of-the-line to have ever graced the sport. #INDvNZ @Paytm pic.twitter.com/kPwVKNOkfu— BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2021Taking to social media, Ricky Ponting stated it’s a well-deserved break into the Test staff for Shreyas Iyer, who made his India debut as early as 2017.”Having seen all the work you’ve put in over the last few years, very well deserved and only the beginning for you mate. Proud of you Shreyas Iyer,” Ponting stated.Notably, Ponting has been working with Iyer at Delhi Capitals within the Indian Premier League. Iyer was captain when Delhi reached their maiden closing in IPL 2020.The 26-year-old, who performs for Mumbai, has a terrific first-class file — 4592 runs in 54 matches at a median of 52.18. Iyer has hit 12 first-class a whole lot together with his finest rating being 202 not out.Suryakumar Yadav was added as a alternative to KL Rahul and it was anticipated that the Mumbai Indians batter would even be in competition for the middle-order spot however the alternative has gone to Iyer, who was picked as a part of the unique squad for the 2-Test sequence.Click right here for IndiaAt present.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.