Tuesday, December 7, 2021

IND vs NZ Ricky Ponting very happy with Shreyas Iyer Test debut tweeted this is just the beginning – Latest Cricket News

Shreyas Iyer, who has cemented his place in the limited overs format, has started his journey with the Kanpur Test against New Zealand. Shreyas Iyer, who has captained the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise team Delhi Capitals, and head coach Ricky Ponting have had a very good relationship. Ricky Ponting is very happy with Iyer’s Test debut. This former Australia captain said that this is just the beginning. With Virat Kohli not playing in the first match of the two-match series, Iyer will have a huge responsibility.

Ricky Ponting, sharing the video of Shreyas Iyer’s debut Test cap, wrote on Twitter, ‘You deserve it considering the hard work you have put in over the years. This is just the beginning friend. I am proud of you.’ Iyer was worn by former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on his debut Test cap. Just before this series, KL Rahul got injured, after which Suryakumar Yadav got a place in the team as his backup. There was a tough fight between Suryakumar and Iyer for a place in the playing XI.

A day before the match, Ajinkya Rahane, who was leading the team in this match, had made it clear that Iyer would make his Test debut. This year has been full of ups and downs for Iyer. In March this year, he suffered an injury on his left shoulder during the ODI series against England. Iyer had dislocated his left shoulder, for which he had to undergo surgery. Iyer, who took Delhi Capitals to the final under his captaincy in the 2020 IPL, could not play the first leg of IPL 2021, due to which Rishabh Pant was given the command of the team. He made a comeback in the second leg of IPL 2021, but in the middle of the season, the team management decided to keep the captaincy to Pant.

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