November 25, 2021 is a very special day for Shreyas Iyer. Today he made his Test debut. In his first Test innings at Kanpur, he scored an unbeaten 75 at the end of the first day’s play. The career of this Mumbai batsman has started very well.
Iyer was handed over his Test cap by legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. Iyer’s father Santosh Iyer was also very happy when his son became a Test cricketer. Santosh said that Test cricket is the real cricket and he always wanted to see his son playing for the country in a white jersey. Santosh also said that Shreyas’s mother is also very happy to see the son playing for India in Test cricket.
In a conversation with the English newspaper Mid-Day, Santosh said, ‘Test cricket is real cricket. I always wanted him to play Test cricket. Today my dream has come true. Me and my wife are very happy.’
Iyer’s father and his WhatsApp DP
Santosh Iyer’s WhatsApp display picture has a picture of 2017. In this picture Shreyas Iyer is holding the trophy. This picture is of Dharamshala. India defeated Australia to win the Test series 2-1.
Santosh has told why he had not changed this picture for the last four years. He said, this picture will continue to remind Shreyas Iyer that playing Test cricket should be the biggest goal of his career. Today his son fulfilled his dream by playing Test cricket.
He said, ‘We always wanted him to play Test cricket. I am very excited that Shreyas got a place in the Test team. He always said that this would happen. So, finally it happened. To be honest, we didn’t expect him to get this opportunity against New Zealand. We want him to perform well. Since there are not many big players in the team, this is a big opportunity for him (Shreyas).