IND vs NZ: Dravid returned the old tradition of Team India, Gavaskar wore the cap of Test debut to Shreyas

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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Match

Highlights

  • Shreyas Iyer becomes India’s 303rd player to make his Test debut
  • Sunil Gavaskar wears a cap to Shreyas Iyer on his Test debut
  • Coach Rahul Dravid returned this old tradition of Team India

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday presented India’s ‘Test Cap’ to Shreyas Iyer. This is how head coach Rahul Dravid revived the age-old tradition of getting the coveted cap from the stalwarts of Indian cricket to new players. Iyer became the 303rd player to debut in Test cricket for India.

Before the toss against New Zealand, the legendary batsman Gavaskar presented him the cap. Dravid had invited Gavaskar for this special event.

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Earlier during the T20I series, Dravid had invited Ajit Agarkar, one of the most successful Indian limited-overs bowlers, to hand over the national team cap to Harshal Patel.

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There has been a tradition of receiving the national cap from former Australian legends. There was such a tradition in India too, but for some time, only the captain or a senior player or a member of the support staff used to hand over the cap to the debutant.

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