A dream come true for Manish Pandey

Donning a national team cap is not less than a dream come true for any cricketer, and something similar happened with Manish Pandey. After a successful season in the domestic circuit and in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pandey eventually carved out a spot in the Indian One-Day International (ODI) side ahead of the third ODI of the ongoing India in ZImbabwe ODI series.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the above photograph on their official Twitter account, where Pandey is seen receiving his first India cap from Harbhajan Singh. Pandey became the 206th Indian to feature in ODI cricket. In 70 First-Class matches, Pandey has scored 4832 runs at a healthy average of just over 50. In 9 List A matches of 2014/15 season, he scored 534 runs at a career defining average of 89 and a blistering strike-rate of 107.44. The Karnataka cricketer has shown his prowess in the shorter formats and is well capable to make the grand opportunity count.