The first Test of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand has started from today. By the end of the first day’s play, India scored 258 for four in 84 overs. Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 75 in his debut match. Shreyas Iyer’s father Santosh has not changed his WhatsApp DP for the last four years, with his son holding the 2017 Border Gavaskar Trophy in his hand. The reason for this is that he always wanted to see his son play Test cricket. His dream came true on Thursday when Shreyas made his Test debut against New Zealand.
Iyer made his first Test memorable by hitting an unbeaten fifty. After the end of the first day’s play, his father told PTI, ‘This DP is close to my heart. He was in the team as a standby for Virat Kohli when he was playing against Australia in Dharamsala. After winning the match at that time gave him the trophy. He is holding that trophy and that moment is precious to me. He further said that I was waiting that Shreyas would play Test for India. When Ajinkya Rahane said he was playing it was the happiest moment of my life. Test cricket is more for me than IPL, ODIs or any other format.
Shreyas got the Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar which was a proud moment for his father. “Sunil Gavaskar is one of my favorite cricketers and it was a proud moment. I have no words to express my happiness.