Mayank Agarwal Makes It Count On His Long-Awaited Debut & Twitter Can't Be Happier

We can't wait to see how Agarwal plays in the second innings

For the past 12 months, Mayank Agarwal has been a name to reckon with in First-Class cricket. His record in the past two seasons has been impeccable. He scored 1,516 runs off 15 matches at an average of 68.90 including 4 centuries and 8 half-centuries. Finally, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay’s failure in the top order paved the way for Agarwal’s debut at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne in Boxing Day Test on December 26.

The 27-year-old grabbed the opportunity with both hands scoring a half-century on debut. In a Test series where Australian bowlers have haunted Indian openers, Agarwal played out the first session and scored 76 runs off 161 deliveries including 8 fours and 1 six.

The Karnataka batsman created history on his debut too. He scored the highest score for an Indian batsman making debut in Australia. He lost his wicket to Pat Cummins in the 55th over of Day 1 doing his job well to play out the new ball. He got India into the driver’s seat as they finished the Day 1 with 215 for 2.

The debutant’s gritty innings got an applause for the Australian crowd as he walked back to the dressing room. He was appreciated on Twitter as well for making it count on the first opportunity he got:

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That’s what we demanded

Another late bloomer?

Never ever give up!

Sending Lyon back to the den

Here’s a look at Agarwal’s flamboyant innings:

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