Eagerly waiting to represent India in Tests: Shreyas

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26 Mar 2020 | 06:31 AM
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Eagerly waiting to represent India in Tests: Shreyas

He also said that Tendulkar, Pietersen, de Villiers, Rohit and Kohli were his role models

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Test cricket is the ultimate test of batsmanship and Shreyas Iyer is now "eagerly waiting" to don the India whites having cemented his place in the limited-over format.

The stylish right-hander has already made a mark as a No 4 in white ball formats and there is a lot of buzz that once India again play Tests at the end of the year, he might replace a big name in that Indian middle order.

Asked about his Test ambitions, Shreyas during an interactive session on twitter said:"It is the ultimate test. It's every cricketer's dream to play Test cricket. I'm eagerly waiting for my opportunity to represent my country in whites also."

Shreyas, who is also the skipper of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, and has worked with Ricky Ponting, also said that the freedom which the former Aussie skipper gives to a player was unbelievable.

"He is an outstanding coach to work under and the amount of freedom he gives you is mesmerizing," added the stylish Mumbaikar when asked about Ponting's coaching style.

Shreyas also had words of gratitude for his India teammate and senior pro Rohit Sharma.

"(Rohit) is a very good personality to be around. He's very motivating, caring towards his teammates," said Shreyas about Sharma.

He was also asked one word for his skipper Virat Kohli and he replied, "Relentless".

He also said that cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, former South African batsman AB de Villiers, Rohit and Kohli were his role models.

The middle-order batsman also picked former India pacer Zaheer Khan as his all time favorite India bowler and Jemimah Rodriques as his favorite women's cricketer.

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