Suryakumar Yadav has become the first-ever Indian cricketer to make his debut in all three formats after turning 30.
Suryakumar made his T20I debut aged 30 years and 181 days on March 14, 2021, and his ODI debut aged 30 years and 307 days on July 18, 2021. He made his Test debut today aged 32 years and 148 days.
In the absence of Rishabh Pant, Yadav will have the responsibility of scoring quick runs in the middle. He is expected to have the freedom to play his natural game and if he indeed manages to do so, the Australian bowlers may find it really hard to stop him from scoring.
Notably, along with Yadav, KS Bharat too made his debut for India in the first Test against the Pat Cummins-led side. The wicketkeeper-batter was waiting in the wings for a long time as Pant and Wriddhiman Saha were the first-choice keepers for India after MS Dhoni’s retirement.