Indian debutant Shreyas Iyer grabbed the eyeballs of the world on Green Park Stadium in Kanpur when he raised the bat in the air to celebrate his first century for the team.
Kanpur: Indian debutant Shreyas Iyer grabbed the eyeballs of the world on Green Park Stadium in Kanpur when he raised the bat in the air to celebrate his first century for the team.
The most successful player so far in the first test against New Zealand, Shreyas played 171 balls to amass 105 runs for team India.
Praises all showered on the 26-years-old for his performance as former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman wrote, "A magnificent innings under pressure from #ShreyasIyer. Showed great maturity, composure, and class and became the 16th Indian to Score Century on Test Debut. Well, Played @ShreyasIyer15. Many more to come!"
Irfan Pathan, the former cricketer and actor, wrote, "💯 on debut 👏 that to came at the difficult stage #ShreyasIyer"
Harsha Bhogle congratulated the debutant on his Twitter handle, "Delighted for #ShreyasIyer. His talent was never in doubt since we first saw him at that 2014 U19 World Cup. This is proof now that he has the temperament to do it at this level. Keeps the game moving, isn't afraid to play the big shots. Good modern player."
The right-handed batter walked in confidently and smashed two boundaries in Kyle Jamieson's first over here at Green Park, Kanpur on Friday. Shreyas then continued his fine form and brought up his maiden Test ton.
"A debut to remember for @ShreyasIyer15 as he brings up his maiden Test century," BCCI tweeted.
On Thursday, Shreyas received his Test cap from former skipper and legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar ahead of the first match against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, India lost Ravindra Jadeja after his half-century in 112 balls in the first session on Day Two on Friday with the hosts reaching the score of 300 in the first innings.
India ended day 1, losing 4 crucial wickets of the top order batsmen, but Shreyas and Jadeja partnered to take the game forward in the positive direction for Indian Team, who is playing without regular skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.