Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan won their first call in India’s T20I squad on Saturday.© Instagram
Indian stick legend Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia after the trio got their first call-up to the Indian squad. The Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) announced on Saturday a 19-member squad for the upcoming Twenty20 International (T20I) five-game round against England. “Warm congratulations @ ishankishan51, @ rahultewatia02 & @ surya_14kumar on your first call to the Indian team, and also to @ chakaravarthy29, who missed Australia. Playing for India is the greatest honor for any cricketer. I wish you all the best, ”Tendulkar tweeted.
Playing for is the greatest honor for any cricketer.
I wish you all the best.
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 21, 2021
Suryakumar, who was making his case for a place in the Indian squad with consistent performances in domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL), was ultimately rewarded for his hard work.
Suryakumar’s IPL teammate Ishan Kishan also found a spot in the squad, just hours after beating his best A-173 score against Madhya Pradesh.
Tewatia, who broke into the scene crushing five sixes in a West Indies over off pacer Sheldon Cottrell, had a breakout season last year in the IPL and was duly rewarded with a spot on the squad. .
Rishabh Pant has also returned to the Indian squad to face England after missing the limited game against Australia Down Under.
While Jasprit Bumrah was resting for the T20I series, Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to international cricket after a long layoff for injury.
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