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Watch: Shreyas Iyer get his maiden Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar before Kanpur Test against New Zealand

Watch: Shreyas Iyer get his maiden Take a look at cap from Sunil Gavaskar earlier than Kanpur Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand | Cricket Information

Legendary former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday introduced debutant Shreyas Iyer together with his India Take a look at cap on the Inexperienced Park stadium in Kanpur, persevering with head coach Rahul Dravid’s push to revive the bygone custom of recent entrants getting the coveted possession from greats of Indian cricket.
Iyer grew to become the 302nd participant to make his Take a look at debut for the nationwide staff and earlier than the toss in opposition to New Zealand in Kanpur, 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 T20 collection, Dravid had invited certainly one of India’s most profitable white-ball bowlers, Ajit Agarkar, to current Harshal Patel together with his nationwide cap.
Watch Shreyas Iyer being introduced his Take a look at cap right here…
A second to cherish for @ShreyasIyer15 as he receives his #TeamIndia Take a look at cap from Sunil Gavaskar – among the best to have ever graced the sport. #INDvNZ @Paytm
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2021
The tradition of former stalwarts presenting the nationwide cap may be very a lot prevalent in Australia and debutants get their ‘Saggy Inexperienced’ from the likes of Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor or Adam Gilchrist.
In India, there was a time when ex-cricketers current had been requested to do the honours however previously few years, it has both been the captain or some senior participant or at finest a help workers presenting the cap to debutants. Dravid, a product of the ‘Outdated College’, has introduced that sense of nostalgia again as an emotional Iyer listened intently to what Gavaskar needed to say in regards to the essence of carrying the Take a look at cap and what it means for a cricketer.
(with PTI inputs)

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