KANPUR: India batter Shreyas Iyer on Thursday received his Test cap from former skipper and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar just before the start of the first match of the two-Test home series against New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium here.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the video in which Gavaskar can be seen handing the Test cap to Iyer, while all other players congratulate the Test debutant.
"A moment to cherish for @ShreyasIyer15 as he receives his #TeamIndia Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar - one of the best to have ever graced the game," BCCI tweeted.
🎥 A moment to cherish for @ShreyasIyer15 as he receives his #TeamIndia Test cap from Sunil Gavaskar - one of the be… https://t.co/NE6xpiPytd— BCCI (@BCCI) 1637810479000
Meanwhile, India won the toss and opted to bat first.
Ajinkya Rahane is leading the side in the first Test in the absence of Virat Kohli.
(Photo Courtesy: ICC Twitter)
India: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Will Somerville, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Will Young