Experienced opener Gautam Gambhir today returned to India's Test squad after two years in place of injured Lokesh Rahul for the last two matches of the Test series against New Zealand.
Rahul was ruled out of the remainder of the Test series due to a right hamstring injury, paving the way for a long-awaited comeback.
Gambhir has been going strong in domestic cricket, and it is a well deserved selection, one which has come off patience and perseverance.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the news, including Gambhir himself:
Excitement of a debutant, certainty of experienced, nervousness of a novice...am feeling it all. Eden here I come loaded with ambitions.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 27, 2016
Dhoni not a great finisher. Couldn't finish gautam gambhir's career😎— one tip one hand_ (@OneTipOneHand_) September 27, 2016
Pic 1: When Gautum Gambhir was not selected in the teamPic 2: When Gautum Gambhir is selcted in the team pic.twitter.com/NHCYnMhmi4— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) September 27, 2016
Very interesting to see who makes the playing eleven. Normally, the incumbent reserve gets preference but Gambhir has runs behind him— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 27, 2016
Dhoni's biopic first day first show or Gautam Gambhir back in white uniform from Eden Gardens? Pyaar Hamein Kis mod pe le aaya!— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) September 28, 2016
Gautam Gambhir - last five innsin Tests: 37, 4, 18, 0, 3in FC: 77, 90, 59, 94, 36#IndvNZ— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 28, 2016
Gautam Gambhir in Duleep Trophy:77, 90, 59, 94, 36Result: Selected for Indian Team— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 27, 2016
After Gautam Gambhir's comeback, some Ppl are trying to get this desperately..Even more desperate than getting a Jio Sim 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HXP8TmoRpn— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek_) September 27, 2016