Playing Test cricket for your nation is the biggest dream for any cricketer. Not a lot of players have managed to realize that dream. In a country like India, it isn’t easy to get into the Test team.
Shreyas Iyer, on Thursday, felt on top of the world after making his Test debut in the ongoing first Test between India and New Zealand on Kanpur.
It hasn’t been an easy journey for Iyer en-route to his Test debut. He suffered a shoulder injury, due to which he got ruled out of the first half of the IPL 2021. He also found himself out of the reckoning for India’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad.
However, Iyer defied all odds and made a brilliant comeback. Much to his delight, Shreyas Iyer got his Test cap on Thursday from none other than legendary Sunil Gavaskar. It will be icing on the cake if he manages to score a century in his debut Test.
There are several cricketers who have made great starts to their Test cricket careers. Some of them have even managed to score a century in their debut game. On that note, we take a look at five Indian batsmen who have managed to score a century in their debut Test.
5 Indian Batsmen Who Have Scored A Century On Their Test Cricket Debut
Virender Sehwag: 105 against South Africa in 2001
Former Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag made his Test debut in the first Test of India’s tour to South Africa in 2001. Sehwag batted in the middle-order and came out in the middle when India looked in trouble at 68 for 4. He joined Sachin Tendulkar and added 220 runs for the fifth wicket to lead a remarkable recovery.
Sehwag took some time at the start before going all guns blazing later on in his innings. Virender Sehwag went on to score 105 runs in the debut innings of his Test cricket career.
Despite the efforts, India lost that game, however, Sehwag showed why the team backed him to play both formats. He went on to score tons of runs for India in Test cricket and also became the first Indian cricketer to score a triple century in Test cricket.