After white-washing the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, the Indian cricket team is currently having a couple of days break ahead of the two Tests. Meanwhile, middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer was seen tricking speedster Mohammed Siraj with his unique card magic.
In a recent video shared by the social media accounts of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Iyer asked the Hyderabad cricketer to pick a card from the deck – which was a 4 of spades. The 26-year-old later told him to hold it in between his palms after showing it to everyone.
Iyer then goes on to pick another card from the deck and rubs it on Siraj’s palms. The pacer’s reaction was priceless when he found the card that he rubbed on opening his palms. The second card turned out not to be the 4 of spades but the Joker that Iyer picked later.
The T20 side’s vice-captain KL Rahul and young opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad were also present there to witness this crazy magic trick. Reacting to this, Siraj threw away the card in sheer disbelief which left laughs on everyone’s faces.
Here’s the full video of Shreyas Iyer-Mohammed Siraj’s jovial video:
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Shreyas Iyer, who didn’t get much game time with the bat during the 20-over matches against the Kiwis, has been selected for the red-ball series. Later, Suryakumar Yadav emerged as the new addition to the Indian squad for the upcoming home series. Notably, Virat Kohli will join the team in the second game while Rohit Sharma has been rested.
India’s Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (Vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, and Suryakumar Yadav (Virat Kohli will join the squad for the second Test and will lead the team).
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