25 November 2021, this date became very special for Shreyas Iyer and his fans. Shreyas performed brilliantly on the same day i.e. this morning in the first Test match of the series against New Zealand (IND vs NZ 1st Test) and returned unbeaten after playing an innings of 75 runs. Shreyas also made his Test debut in this match. He belongs to Mumbai and represents this team in domestic cricket. Shreyas's father Santosh Iyer told that he had not changed the DP of his WhatsApp account for 4 years. The reason for this is also special.
In the first test match of the series being played at Green Park, Kanpur, India scored 258 runs for 4 wickets on the first day. Shreyas Iyer came out to bat at number 5 and Ravindra Jadeja returned unbeaten on 50. Shreyas has faced 136 balls so far and has hit 7 fours, 2 sixes. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja also scored a half-century and returned unbeaten on the first day. Shreyas Iyer was handed over the Test cap by great batsman Sunil Gavaskar. Shreyas's father Santosh Iyer is very happy to see his son making his Test debut.
Santosh Iyer said that Test cricket is the real cricket. He always wanted his son to play Test cricket for his country. Santosh told that Shreyas Iyer's mother is also very happy to see her son in the Test jersey. He told mid-day, 'Test is the real cricket. I always wanted him to play Tests. Today my dream will come true. I and my wife are absolutely happy.' Santosh Iyer's WhatsApp display picture (DP) shows Shreyas holding the trophy after India beat Australia 2-1 in a tough 2017 Test series at Dharamsala.
Now Santosh has revealed the secret that why he has never changed this picture since the year 2017. Santosh said that this picture will remind Shreyas that playing Test cricket should be the ultimate goal of his career. Santosh Iyer also said that he is thrilled that his son is finally wearing the Test jersey for India. He said, 'Since then I have this DP. I have never changed it because I always wanted to remind him that this (playing Test cricket) should be his goal. I am thrilled that this is finally happening.