- Shreyas Iyer scored his first century test on 157 balls
- Shreyas Iyer has become the 16th batsman from India to debut in test cricket.
- Iyer is the 10th home batter to score a century in debut test
In his test debut against New Zealand, Shreyas Iyer got off to a great start to his career by playing a powerful inning. Along with this, Iyer has also joined a special club. Iyer has become the 16th Indian batsman to score a century in his debut test. Other than this, he has become the 10th hitter to do so at home.
At the same time, this is the second time on the Kanpur field that a player has scored a century in his debut test. Before Iyer, Gundappa Vishwanath scored a century in his debut against Australia in 1969 at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
For the first time in Indian Test cricket history, Lala Amarnath scored a century while making her debut in 1933. At the same time, before Iyer, Prithvi Shaw began her Test career with a century while making her debut against the West Indies. in 2018.