The No. 1 T20 hitter in the world, Suryakumar Yadav, and his family were preparing for a well-earned holiday after a successful white-ball season. But for the time being, he had to postpone his ambitions.

Yadav was chosen to play for India in a 17-person Test team against Australia for the Border Gavaskar Trophy. Additionally, Yadav became the 305th man to play for India in Test matches on Thursday.

Yadav had served as a reserve player in England for an India Test team in 2021, but he was not selected for the starting lineup. Despite his flair, Yadav was seen as a wildcard selection in tests. Devisha Yadav, who is his greatest supporter and is also an avid sports fan, remarked, “I used to wonder ‘Where’s his spot in the XI’?”

“I’m pleased everything turned out okay. She said as she saw Day 1 action at the VCA stadium: “It’s awesome to see him play in whites. “It’s OK that it came when he was 32. His labour of love is bearing fruit.

Devisha never stopped encouraging Yadav even though it took him ten years to reach the international cricket scene. “I used to ask him why you can’t make it if players who started after you had gone on to play for India. He would be wounded by what I said, therefore he wouldn’t like it, she said. “However, I wanted us to identify the missing piece. It was little things like going to bed on time and following a routine. I began advising him to stick to a schedule. You cannot stay out till the wee hours of the morning practising. Why not push your skill further if you have it? If it is meant to happen, it will, Devisha continued.

Parents of Yadav also saw their son’s first day in India. It is the ideal format. Father Ashok Kumar Yadav, who works at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, expressed his family’s happiness at being present.

“He just told us yesterday. Fortunately, the communication between Mumbai and Nagpur is excellent, so we made it. His ODI debut took place in Sri Lanka, where we were unable to go, and his T20I debut in Ahmedabad occurred during the epidemic, according to the senior Yadav.

Bharat’s family was also present.

Similar to Yadav, KS Bharat, a fellow debutant, was in Nagpur with his parents, sister, and wife. For a pre-game picture session with the newest India Test cap wearers, both delighted families were invited. “Bharat and we have all been waiting for this day for a very long time. His wife Anjali stated, “It feels so wonderful. She was overjoyed to see her husband reject Marnus Labuschagne with a lightning-fast stumping.

Yadav’s father claims that due to work obligations, he would be unable to see him bat on Day 2. He will, however, observe the activities in between sessions.