‘Well done brothers’- Yuzvendra Chahal hilariously gives ODI caps to debutants Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw
India lost by four wickets in the ODI series opener against New Zealand.
Updated - Feb 5, 2020 8:11 pm
India suffered defeat in the ODI series opener against New Zealand by four wickets. It was not a start that Men in Blue would have expected after they won the T20I series by 5-0 against the same opponent. It was a bad day for Virat Kohli and Co. but a memorable one for Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw as they made their debut in the 50-over format. And, Yuzvendra Chahal has come up with a clip in which he was giving debut cap to the youngsters in a funny way.
During the 4th T20I, Rohit Sharma got injured after sustaining a calf injury due to which he got ruled out from ODI and Test series against Black Caps. Mayank Agarwal was called as the replacement of the Indian Hitman in ODIs. There were questions that which player between Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal will get their debut game as an opener to play alongside KL Rahul.
But soon, Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper put a full stop to all the rumors. In the pre-match conference of the 1st ODI, he said that Mayank and Prithvi both will play in the series opener against New Zealand. And, on Wednesday when Team India was gearing up to lock horns with Kiwis at Seddn Park, the two young lads received their ODI caps from none other than their skipper.
Yuzvendra Chahal gives debut caps to Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw in hilarious fashion
Afterwards, Yuzvendra Chahal, the Indian leg-spinner took to his Twitter handle and shared a clip of an instance over the same. In that video, he can be spotted giving ODI caps to Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw in hilarious fashion. He also gave a caption to the same that read, “Well Done Brothers.” Chahal was not picked in the team for the 1st ODI against Black Caps.
Coming to the match, India were asked to bat as New Zealand won the toss in 1st ODI. KL Rahul (88) and Shreyas Iyer (109 runs) played vital knocks with the bat that helped Team India in posting a mammoth total of 347 runs for a loss of four wickets in fifty overs.
The hosts came up with an emphatic reply, as they chased the target in 48.1 overs on the back of brilliant knocks produced by Henry Nicholls (78 runs), Ross Taylor (109*) and Tom Latham (69 runs).
Here is the post:
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) February 5, 2020