Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is proud of Shreyas Iyer when the batter made his Test debut for India against New Zealand in Kanpur. Iyer, 26, became India’s 303rd Test cricketer on Thursday, receiving his inaugural test cap from the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, and Ponting, head coach of the Delhi capitals, posted a heartwarming message for the batter.
“Having seen all the work you’ve done in the last few years, well deserved and just the beginning for you, buddy. I’m proud of you @ ShreyasIyer15,” Ponting tweeted while citing the BCCI video.
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Ponting has worked closely with Iyer at Delhi Capitals. Ponting, a three-time World Cup winner, and his partnership with Iyer were instrumental in getting the capitals to put on a stellar show at IPL 2020. Perennially underperforming calls for years, the capitals broke that label and reached the finals of the IPL last year. , with Iyer leading from the front with 519 runs.
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However, just before the 2021 IPL, Iyer’s momentum came to a halt when a shoulder injury ruled him out of the first half of the IPL. By the time the 26-year-old hitter was back and fit, the captaincy went to Rishabh Pant. However, Iyer, the batsman, returned to Game XI and although he played only eight games, scoring 175 runs, he looked good enough for the selectors to grant him a spot on India’s T20 World Cup team. as a reserve.
Following India’s lackluster campaign at IPL 2021, Iyer was selected to India’s main squad for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. Iyer scored 5 and 25 in the first and third Q20s and didn’t get a chance to hit in the second game as India closed the series 3-0 to inflict a shutout on the BlackCaps.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"