Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Test match between India and New Zealand is being played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. At the same time, before the toss against New Zealand, Dravid once again brought alive the old tradition. During this, the legendary batsman and former captain Sunil Gavaskar presented India’s ‘Test Cap’ to Shreyas Iyer.
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It is an age-old tradition, wherein new players from the stalwarts of Indian cricket are given this coveted cap. Dravid had invited Gavaskar for this special event.
what is tradition
Let us tell you that the practice of handing over caps from former cricketers to the players who made their international debut for India was started by Anil Kumble. Anil Kumble used to be the head coach of India then. Under the tradition, veteran cricketers were called to give caps to the debutants.
But in the Kohli Shastri era this tradition was over. During these two times, only the players of the team used to give caps to the debutants. But coach Rahul Dravid has returned this tradition once again.
On Thursday, Sunil Gavaskar was invited to hand over the Test cap to Shreyas Iyer. Earlier during the T20 series, Dravid had invited Ajit Agarkar to present the national team cap to Harshal Patel.