IND vs NZ: Shreyas Iyer had obtained his debut Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar© BCCI/Twitter
India batter Shreyas Iyer on Friday revealed what cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar instructed him whereas handing him his maiden Test cap earlier than the beginning of play on Day 1. On debut, Shreyas Iyer went on to smash his maiden century within the shortest format of the sport. He top-scored for India with a high-quality 105 earlier than dropping his wicket to New Zealand pacer Tim Southee, who ended the innings with a fifer to his identify. For the information, Iyer is barely the sixteenth Indian cricketer to attain a century on his Test debut.
After stumps on day two, the 26-year-old revealed the phrases of knowledge former India skipper Gavaskar gave him earlier than whereas giving him his maiden Test cap on Thursday.
“He (Sunil Gavaskar) motivated me a lot while giving me the cap but the one thing he told me that stayed in my mind is, ‘don’t look too far ahead and just enjoy yourself’,” Iyer mentioned in a video shared by the BCCI on Twitter.
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“I obviously thought Rahul Dravid sir will present me with the debut Test cap, I was not expecting to receive it from Sunil Gavaskar sir. Both are legends of the game, either of them would have given me the cap, I would have been happy.
“It is a good feeling the way in which the whole lot panned out however not happy with the way in which I obtained out,” said Shreyas while replying to an ANI query during a virtual press conference.
At stumps on day two, New Zealand were 129/0, trailing India by 216 runs. Openers Will Young and Tom Latham are unbeaten on 75 and 50, respectively.
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