Ahead of the 2nd T20I match against England, dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan and run-machine in domestic cricket, Surya Kumar Yadav were handed over their much-awaited debut caps.
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have been waiting for their debuts for a long time now. Both the cricketers have been giving consistent performances in the IPL and in the domestic circuit. Both the cricketers played a huge part in Mumbai Indian’s triumph during the 2020 Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates.
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are set to make their first T20I appearances ?#INDvENG pic.twitter.com/1mXZJR5LGr
— ICC (@ICC) March 14, 2021
While Ishan turned out to be the leading run-scorer for MI in the 2020 edition of the IPL, scoring 16 runs at an average of 57.33, on the other hand, SKY had scored 480 runs in 16 games at an average of 40 and a strike-rate of 145.01.
SKY was being referred to as one of the unluckiest cricketers from the country due to lack of opportunities because of lack of opportunities. He was knocking at the doors of the Indian team management for quite a long time now and therefore a wave of happiness went through the Indian fans when SKY was included in the playing XI for India in the 2nd T20I.
Ishan and SKY have replaced Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel respectively in the playing XI. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli confirmed at the toss that Ishan will open the innings for team India.
Meanwhile, as soon as SKY and Ishan Kishan were handed over their maiden cap, social media was flooded with amazing reactions from the fans on the much-awaited debuts of Ishan and SKY. From hilarious memes to jokes, there were many who came up with funny reactions to it.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
THE SKY IS BLUE!
Congratulations to @surya_14kumar and @ishankishan51 for your India debuts. Richly deserved, go well! #IndvEng
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 14, 2021
Always so exciting when someone gets to make their debut. @surya_14kumar has waited long enough & @ishankishan51 has shown he means business. Good luck to them both!
Still haven’t understood why #RohitSharma has been rested. Trying out team combos for the WC?#INDvEND
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) March 14, 2021
Ishan Kishen and SKY making their debut. Whoa ?? I’m assuming Dhawan and one of the spinners is getting benched. If my guess is right…who’s going to open?? And…India playing 4 bowlers and Pandya. Something even #MI doesn’t do in the #IPL. #IndvEng
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 14, 2021
I see @BCCI have taken the advice & got more @mipaltan players involved … Very smart move … #INDvsENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 14, 2021
Ishan Kishan & Suryakumar Yadav get caps. Ishan was asked to give a small speech & he was blushing. Watched it first on #Byjus #CricketLive
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 14, 2021
Ishan Kishan debut…. after that IPL season. Go get them! #IndvEng
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 14, 2021
Terrific to see Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishen make their debuts. It’s been a long wait for Yadav, much deserved #IndvEng
— Sanjjeev (@Sanjjeev) March 14, 2021
Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli have less run-out chances while running together. They make perfect eye contact.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 14, 2021
SKY in playing XI #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/varQcBYPuv
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) March 14, 2021