Shreyas Iyer made his debut in the Kanpur Test and scored a brilliant half-century
November 25, 2021 is the most important day of Shreyas Iyer’s life. This is the date when Shreyas Iyer became India’s 303rd Test player and with this happened the dream of his parents. Shreyas Iyer made his debut in Kanpur Test and Sunil Gavaskar handed over the debut cap to this player. After this Iyer came out to bat and in his debut innings, he also scored a brilliant half-century.
Not only did Iyer make his Test debut, but the cricketer’s parents’ dream also came true. Iyer’s father Santosh Iyer told in an interview that even though his son had made his ODI and T20 debut for India, he wanted to see Shreyas Iyer play Test cricket. Eventually that dream has come true.
Father used to remind Shreyas of Lakshya on the basis of a photo
Santosh Iyer told in an interview given to Mid Day that he had posted the same DP on his WhatsApp account for the last four years, in which Shreyas Iyer was holding the trophy after winning the Test series from Australia. Iyer was definitely a part of the Test team in that series in the year 2017 but he did not get a chance to debut. After this Iyer was dropped from the Test squad and now Shreyas got a chance to debut after a full four years. Santosh Iyer said on his son’s debut, ‘Test cricket is the real cricket. I always wanted to see Shreyas play Test cricket. Today that dream has come true. Me and my wife are very happy. For the last four years, I was the same DP in which Shreyas Iyer lifted the Australia Test series trophy. I didn’t change it because I wanted the picture to remind him of his goal.
Shreyas was confident of becoming a Test cricketer
Shreyas Iyer’s father told that his son always believed in becoming a Test cricketer. Shreyas often told his father that the day would come when he would play Test cricket for India. Although his parents had no idea that their son would debut in the Kanpur Test itself. Shreyas Iyer showed in his first Test innings that he is a long race horse. Iyer scored an unbeaten 75 and now it is expected that he will also score a century on the second day.