On Thursday, World No.1 T20I batter Suryakumar and wicketkeeper Bharat made their Test debuts in the series opener of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released unseen footage of the moving speeches of former Indian head coaches Rahul Dravid and Ravi Shastri during the team huddle in Nagpur. Former Indian head coach Shastri presented Suryakumar with his debut Test cap while veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara inducted Bharat into the red-ball side of the Asian giants. Dravid welcomed Suryakumar and Bharat into the Test side of the Indian team ahead of the series opener and Shastri congratulated the debutants. The article also talks about the debut of Australian spinner Todd Murphy and his five-wicket haul against India on the second day of the Nagpur Test.
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