Shreyas Iyer’s ‘Debut to remember’ as he hits maiden century against Blackcaps

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Indian debutant Shreyas Iyer grabbed the world’s attention by lifting his bat in the air to celebrate his maiden century for the team at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

Kanpur: Indian debutant Shreyas Iyer grabbed the world’s attention by lifting his bat in the air to celebrate his maiden century for the team at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

Shreyas, the most successful player of all time in the first Test against New Zealand, played 171 balls to score 105 runs for Team India.

Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman praised the 26-year-old for his performance, “A brilliant innings under pressure from #ShreyasIyer. Showed great maturity, restraint and class and became the 16th Indian to score a century on Test debut.. Well, played.” @ShreyasIyer15. More to come!”

Former cricketer and actor Irfan Pathan wrote, “#Shreyas Iyer who came in difficult times on debut debut”

Harsha Bhogle on her Twitter handle congratulated the budding player, “Delighted for #ShreyasIyer. His talent was never in doubt as we first saw him in the 2014 Under 19 World Cup. It is now a testament to that. He has the flair to do it at this level. Keeps the game moving, isn’t afraid to play big shots. Good modern player.”

The right-handed batsman scored runs with confidence and hit two fours in the first over off Kyle Jamieson at Green Park in Kanpur on Friday. Shreyas continued his stellar form after that and completed his maiden Test century.

BCCI tweeted, “A start to remember for @ShreyasIyer15 as he brings up his maiden Test century.”

Shreyas received the Test cap from former captain and legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar ahead of the first match against New Zealand on Thursday.

Meanwhile, India lost Ravindra Jadeja after a 112-ball half-century in the first session on the second day on Friday as the hosts reached 300 in the first innings.

India ended the first day with four top-order batsmen losing crucial wickets but Shreyas and Jadeja formed a partnership to propel the game in a positive direction for the Indian team, which is playing without regular skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Is.

First published:November 26, 2021, 11:36 am

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