Iyer turned the 302nd participant to make his Test debut for the nationwide staff and earlier than the toss in opposition to New Zealand right here, it was India’s best opener and former skipper Gavaskar who was invited by Dravid to current the cap to a fellow Mumbaikar.
Earlier, throughout the T20I sequence, Dravid had invited one of India’s most profitable white-ball bowlers Ajit Agarkar to current Harshal Patel with his nationwide cap.
🎥 A second to cherish for @ShreyasIyer15 as he receives his #CrewIndia Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar – one of the be… https://t.co/NE6xpiPytd
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1637810479000
The tradition of former stalwarts presenting the nationwide cap may be very a lot prevalent in Australia and debutants get their ‘Baggy Green’ from the likes of Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor or Adam Gilchrist.
In India, there was a time when ex-cricketers current have been requested to do the honours, however prior to now few years, it has both been the captain or some senior participant or at greatest a help workers presenting the cap to debutants.
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Dravid, a product of the ‘Old School’, has introduced that sense of nostalgia again as an emotional Iyer listened intently to what Gavaskar needed to say in regards to the essence of sporting the Test cap and what it means for a cricketer.