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WATCH | Dravid brings back old world charm: Sunil Gavaskar presents Test cap to debutant Shreyas Iyer

In India, there was a time when ex-cricketers present were requested to do the honours but in the past few years, it has either been the captain or some senior player.

Published: 25th November 2021 10:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2021 10:42 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi Capitals batsman Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Capitals batsman Shreyas Iyer (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

KANPUR: Iconic former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday presented debutant Shreyas Iyer with his India Test cap here, continuing head coach Rahul Dravid's push to revive the bygone tradition of new entrants getting the coveted possession from greats of Indian cricket.

Iyer became the 302nd player to make his Test debut for the national team and before the toss against New Zealand here, it was India's greatest opener and former skipper Gavaskar, who was invited by Dravid to present the cap to a fellow Mumbaikar.

Earlier, during the T20 series, Dravid had invited one of India's most successful white-ball bowlers, Ajit Agarkar, to present Harshal Patel with his national cap.

The culture of former stalwarts presenting the national cap is very much prevalent in Australia and debutants get their 'Baggy Green' from the likes of Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor or Adam Gilchrist.

In India, there was a time when ex-cricketers present were requested to do the honours but in the past few years, it has either been the captain or some senior player or at best a support staff presenting the cap to debutants.

Dravid, a product of the 'Old School', has brought that sense of nostalgia back as an emotional Iyer listened intently to what Gavaskar had to say about the essence of wearing the Test cap and what it means for a cricketer.



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