November 26, 2021 11:24:46 am
Shreyas Iyer on Friday became the 16th Indian batter to make a hundred on his Test debut, joining an illustrious list which includes the legendary Lala Amarnath, Gundappa Viswanath, and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly among others.
The elegant right-hander, who hails from Mumbai’s Worli area, achieved the feat in the ongoing first Test against New Zealand on the second day of the match at the Green Park Stadium here.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2021
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Iyer scored 105 off 171 balls, striking 13 fours and a couple of sixes during his brilliant effort. He was dismissed by Tim Southee.
He became the second batter after Viswanath to score a hundred on his Test debut at Kanpur. The 26-year-old is also the third Indian to score a hundred on debut against New Zealand.
Arjan Kripal Singh, who achieved the feat in 1955, and Surinder Amarnath, who scored a hundred against the Black Caps on his debut in 1976, are the other two Indians to have achieved the same.
The illustrious list: Lala Amarnath v England 1933, Deepak Shodhan v Pakistan 1952, Arjan Kripal Singh v New Zealand 1955, Abbas Ali Baig v England 1959, Hanumant Singh v England 1964, G Vishwanath v Australia 1969, Surinder Amarnath v New Zealand 1976, Mohd Azharuddin England 1984, Pravin Amre v South Africa 1992, Sourav Ganguly v England 1996, Virender Sehwag v South Africa 2001, Suresh Raina v Sri Lanka 2010, Shikhar Dhawan v Australia 2013, Rohit Sharma v West Indies 2013, Prithvi Shaw v West Indies 2018, Shreyas Iyer v New Zealand 2021
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