Mayank scored 150 and 62 in the first and second innings, respectively, of the second Test against New Zealand before India defeated the Kiwis on Monday.
“This isn’t just a name on a board. This is all the hardwork culminating into something that goes beyond. Playing Test cricket and contributing to a win for your country is everything for someone who grew up worshipping the game. It’s an honour to be named alongside so many greats,” Mayank Agarwal tweeted.
This isn’t just a name on a board. This is all the hardwork culminating into something that goes beyond. Playing Te… https://t.co/B72jp2P72R
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) 1638884972000
Speaking about Mayank Agarwal’s performance in the second Test, India skipper Virat Kohli said: “Great application from Mayank. To play at this level for a long period of time, he has shown great character. We have all gone through certain stages in our career where we have had to bring that impact performance and he has done that. This will help him in being consistent for India in the coming years; he is definitely an asset. These types of innings will certainly give him confidence.”
India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test of the two-match series here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
Name inscribed on the Honours Board at the Wankhede! 🙌 🙌Well done, @mayankcricket! 👏 👏#TeamIndia #INDvNZ @Paytm https://t.co/6KeLUb5CxY
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1638774369000
With this win, India are back to the No. 1 spot in ICC Test rankings. The victory over New Zealand also means India sealed the two-match series 1-0, and now Kohli’s side will head to South Africa for three Tests and three ODIs, beginning December 26.