Young Indian cricketers Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia are having the time of their life after the trio was called-up for Team India's T20 series against England in a crucial T20 World Cup year.
The selection of the three players didn't surprise many as they all impressed with their performances in last year's Indian Premier League. And to make their day even more special Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to congratulate the Young Turks while also praising Varun Chakravarthy, who missed out on T20 international debut in Australia after suffering a shoulder injury.
"Heartiest congratulations @ishankishan51, @rahultewatia02 & @surya_14kumar for your maiden call up to the Indian Team, and also to @chakaravarthy29, who missed out in Australia. Playing for India is the highest honour for any cricketer. Wishing you all a lot of success," Tendulkar tweeted.
India's T20I squad for England: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.
The first T20I will be played on March 12 after the ongoing Test series concludes. Both the teams are gearing up for the third Test which commences on February 24.