Mayank Agarwal made his worldwide debut within the Boxing Day Test in opposition to Australia in 2018. Fast ahead two years and Agarwal has change into an necessary of the Indian crew, not less than within the longest format. The opener had impressed on his debut in entrance of a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) crowd, scoring 72 and 42 within the two innings. In lower than 24 hours, Agarwal will return to the identical venue when India tackle Australia within the second Test match of the four-match sequence. The MCG holds a particular place in Agarwal’s coronary heart and the opening batsman took to Twitter to share his emotions with the followers.
“26 -12 – 2018: For a kid, who always harboured dreams of representing his country, I had a lot of emotions running through my mind after receiving the test cap. The memory of walking out to bat at the MCG hasn’t sunk in yet. A memory I’ll cherish forever!” Agarwal wrote on the micro-blogging website.
26 -12 – 2018: For a child, who at all times harboured goals of representing his nation, I had loads of feelings operating via my thoughts after receiving the take a look at cap.
The reminiscence of strolling out to bat on the MCG hasn’t sunk in but. A reminiscence I’ll cherish without end! pic.twitter.com/5H5OXaMbRz
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) December 25, 2020
Agarwal’s worldwide debut coincided with the truth that India went on to register their first-ever Boxing Day Test victory over Australia in 2018.
After two quiet outings within the opening Test in Adelaide, Agarwal would hope to take confidence from his debut match on the iconic venue and provides the guests a stable begin.
Since his Test debut, Agarwal has batted with a number of opening companions and the identical development will proceed as Prithvi Shaw, his companion within the final sport has been dropped from the beginning XI. He is most definitely to open the innings with Shubman Gill who is about to make his debut in red-ball cricket.
Since making his debut two years again, Agarwal has performed 12 Test matches, scoring precisely 1,000 runs at a median of 52.63, with the assistance of three centuries (together with a double hundred) and 4 fifties.
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