Indian head coach Rahul Dravid gave a moving speech at Nagpur to welcome Suryakumar Yadav and KS Bharat into the most basic form of the game on the international stage.
How did Suryakumar Yadav and KS Bharat join the Test team under Rahul Dravid in Nagpur? What did Ravi Shastri say to SKY that made Virat Kohli laugh out loud?
The BCCI has released previously unseen footage of Dravid and Shastri’s moving speeches during the team huddle in Nagpur, giving cricket fans a sneak peek of the memorable team talk.
Suryakumar, the World No. 1 T20I batter, and Bharat, the wicketkeeper, made their Test debuts at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series opener.
While veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara inducted Bharat into the Asian giants’ red-ball side. Former Indian head coach Shastri presented Suryakumar with his first Test cap.
Indian head coach Dravid gave a moving speech at Nagpur to welcome Suryakumar and Bharat into the game’s purest format on the international stage.
Every time a couple more boys join our family, it’s always a special day. It is evidently a significant fulfillment of millions of people’s fantasies.
In addition, “There haven’t been many people who have had the pleasure and privilege of having a Test cap and playing Test cricket for India.” Dravid said as the Indian team prepared for the series opener, welcoming Suryakumar and Bharat into the Test side.
“Many congratulations, Surya. This should be worn with honor and pride, and keep in mind that every time you leave your country, you have arrived here without the assistance of anyone.
Your actions have brought you to this point. the performance you’ve shown over the past few months. Take pleasure, and your game shouldn’t change. solely because the stamp reads “Test match cricket.”
You play it the same way you always play games. Shastri told SKY to “enjoy yourself and entertain” as the former Indian head coach gave him his first Test cap.
While Suryakumar took the place of injured batsman Shreyas Iyer in the Indian middle order. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was ruled out of the entire series due to a tragic car accident. Bharat, on the other hand, was brought into the Test team.
Bharat replaced Wriddhiman Saha as Team India’s wicketkeeper on Day 3 of a 2021 Test match. Against New Zealand due to the veteran wicketkeeper’s neck stiffness.
In Nagpur, Australian visitors presented young spinner Todd Murphy with his first cap. Murphy received the Baggy Green from veteran spinner Nathan Lyon prior to the beginning of the first Test in Nagpur.
On Day 2 of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy opener. Spinner Murphy dispatched Bharat for 8 off 10 balls, winning the battle of debutants in Nagpur. On the second day of the Nagpur Test, the Australian debutant scored a historic five-wicket haul against India.