Twitterverse was in elation as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the India squad for the two T20Is against and in Ireland and one of the names was that of Rahul Tripathi, who received his maiden call-up to the national team.
The Indian squad will be captained by the IPL 2022-winning skipper Hardik Pandya, who will be leading the Men in Blue for the first time in any format. Experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named the vice-captain of the team. India will be traveling to Ireland after four years.
Currently, Rishabh Pant is leading the Indian team in the ongoing five-T20I series against South Africa, but he will be in England when the Indian cricket team plays the away series against the Ireland cricket team. Keeping him company in England will be Shreyas Iyer who will also miss the Ireland T20I series.
Mumbai Indians star Suryakumar Yadav has recovered from his injury and has returned to the team for the upcoming T20I series against the Ireland cricket team which also includes RR captain Sanju Samson.
The remainder of the squad remains similar to what is playing South Africa currently.
Rahul Tripathi Receives First-Ever Call Up To The Indian Team For The Ireland T20I Series; Twitter Reacts
Rahul Tripathi has been one of the most exciting talents who have showcased his talents since his Indian Premier League debut in 2017 for the Rising Pune Supergiants. He also had an amazing outing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the recently concluded IPL 2022 season.
The Maharashtra captain has been in excellent for SRH this season with 413 runs with 3 fifties batting at no.3 and hit 40 fours and 20 sixes. In all T20Is, Tripathi has 2628 runs in 118 T20 matches with 16 fifties and the highest score of 93. He has hit 248 fours and 97 sixes with a strike -rate of 134.01.
The Twitterverse was all praises for Rahul Tripathi being picked in the Indian team for the first time ever and showered him with love.
Here are some tweets:
So Happy for Rahul Tripathi man. Well deserved. Hope Samson makes the best use of this outing. Something special about his batting. https://t.co/R3fHtiJXrq
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) June 15, 2022
So happy to see Rahul Tripathi’s name in the Indian team. Congratulations buddy.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 15, 2022
So good to see Rahul Tripathi’s name in the Indian squad…well deserved👏👏👏… #CricketTwitter
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) June 15, 2022
Aah, Rahul Tripathi. This makes me very, very happy. https://t.co/Hriz0gtB7p
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) June 15, 2022
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi in the Ireland T20 series squad. pic.twitter.com/VOeuBFWLyT
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) June 15, 2022
Rahul Tripathi finally. https://t.co/qli7UJo1UN
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) June 15, 2022
JUST IN: Rahul Tripathi gets India call-up for the T20Is against Ireland. Hardik Pandya to lead the team which also includes Sanju Samson. No other surprise picks.
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) June 15, 2022
Maiden call for Rahul Tripathi into the Indian team.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 15, 2022
Pleased for Rahul Tripathi that he has got an opportunity.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) June 15, 2022
Rahul Tripathi has earned his place https://t.co/UPIedbgPIq
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) June 15, 2022
Excited to see Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson in the side. https://t.co/TSEUuL0cpl
— Harshit Anand (@imHarshitAnand) June 15, 2022
Rahul Tripathi has got his maiden India call up for the Ireland series 🥳
Deserved it totally! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/PKCQPZaG1N
— Utsav (@utsav__45) June 15, 2022
— SportsOnly (@SportsOnlyOG) June 15, 2022
Rahul Tripathi 😍, Congratulations For Your Maidan Call For ICT✨💯 https://t.co/5rMlfY5U6Z
— KLR × RD🧣 (@Hashtag__RD) June 15, 2022
Very happy for Rahul Tripathi to finally make his way into the national squad, guy deserves it for his contribution over the last few years. Also good to see Samson back in the team, hope it all goes well this time. Excited for this series. https://t.co/2UyKRK9IbI
— Sanchit Desai (@sanchitd43) June 15, 2022
Hardik Pandya – Captain ✅
Sanju Samson – Called back ✅
Rahul Tripathi – Maiden call-up ✅
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) June 15, 2022
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) June 15, 2022
Was giving consistent performance in IPL for years and finally today getting a call for team India. It must be the best day for Rahul tripathi. Wishing him all his good luck against Ireland ! pic.twitter.com/p4yoP5IqRw
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) June 15, 2022
Rahul Tripathi in ICT, finally inner peace pic.twitter.com/Fn9EPd3A7X
— Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) June 15, 2022